Definitions of forest

  1. establish a forest on previously unforested land; " afforest the mountains"
  2. the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
  3. One who rides before; a harbinger.
  4. An extensive wood; a large tract of land covered with trees; in the United States, a wood of native growth, or a tract of woodland which has never been cultivated.
  5. A large extent or precinct of country, generally waste and woody, belonging to the sovereign, set apart for the keeping of game for his use, not inclosed, but distinguished by certain limits, and protected by certain laws, courts, and officers of its own.
  6. Of or pertaining to a forest; sylvan.
  7. To cover with trees or wood.
  8. A large extent of ground covered with trees; woodland.
  9. A large uncultivated tract of land covered with trees and underwood: woody ground and rude pasture.
  10. Pertaining to a forest: silvan: rustic.
  11. To cover with trees. ( O. Fr. forest, Fr. foret- Low L. foresta, which in mediaeval writers is the open wood, as opposed to the parcus ( park) or walled- in wood- forestis, out of, not shut- L. foris, out of doors- fores, doors.
  12. An extensive wood.
  13. A tract of land overgrown with trees.
  14. Pertaining to a forest; sylvan; rustic. Forest- born, born in a wild. Forest laws, laws which were formerly very rigidly observed for governing and regulating forests, and preserving game. Forest- walk, a rural shady walk.
  15. An extensive wood, or a large tract of land covered with trees; an uncultivated tract more or less covered with trees, or once so covered; a royal hunting ground.
  16. To cover with trees.
  17. A large tract of land covered with trees; an uncultivated tract of ground interspersed with wood for field- sporting.
  18. Sylvan; rustic.

Usage examples for forest

  1. What a lovely forest, isn't it? – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  2. A great forest is never still; even its silence has a note of its own. – A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties by Charles Major
  3. You'd learn something of forest ways in no time. – Explorers of the Dawn by Mazo de la Roche
  4. Name some forest trees that grow near your home. – Home Geography For Primary Grades by C. C. Long
  5. Suddenly, the forest seemed strangely still. – Dorothy on a Ranch by Evelyn Raymond
  6. Are you out in the forest in this weather? – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  7. Following it we found ourselves very shortly in a great forest on the side of a mountain. – African Camp Fires by Stewart Edward White
  8. What do you say to that, with your Black Forest nonsense?" – A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories by William D. Howells
  9. He had spent all his life in the open, and knew that a party of men searching through a forest on a dark night would not spy him out so long as the darkness covered him. – Madge Morton's Trust by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  10. He called to mind that in his realm there was a certain great forest, both long and deep. – French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France by Marie de France
  11. Do you know what part of the forest it is in?" – Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir by Charles Garvice
  12. I was held up in the forest. – Puss in Boots, Jr., and the Good Gray Horse by David Cory
  13. Of course she went along the forest side just as usual. – The Man-Wolf and Other Tales by Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
  14. From forest fire, is it not?" – The Desert of Wheat by Zane Grey
  15. Here and there through the forest were numerous large rocks. – The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
  16. The trail led straight across it, and on into the forest. – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  17. But it was not forest land. – Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad by Various
  18. The father and son took their guns and went into the forest. – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  19. Windbreaks are essential on the south and west sides of the orchard; when possible, natural forest is best. – The Apple by Various
  20. We had put out the fire and were already on our way back through the black forest. – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden