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Definitions of forest

  1.   A large extent of ground covered with trees; woodland.
  2.   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.
  3.   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.
  4.   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.
  5.   the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
  6.   Of or pertaining to a forest; sylvan.
  7.   establish a forest on previously unforested land; " afforest the mountains"
  8.   land that is covered with trees and shrubs
  9.   Pertaining to a forest: silvan: rustic.
  10.   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.
  11.   To cover with trees.
  12.   A large uncultivated tract of land covered with trees and underwood: woody ground and rude pasture.
  13.   A tract of land overgrown with trees.
  14.   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.
  15.   An extensive wood.
  16.   A large tract of land covered with trees; an uncultivated tract of ground interspersed with wood for field- sporting.
  17.   One who rides before; a harbinger.
  18.   Sylvan; rustic.
  19.   To cover with trees or wood.

Quotes of forest

  1. There's a basic kind of tension here. It's between those who say, I'd like to clear cut this forest and reduce it to saw timber because that's an economically productive thing for me to do. – Bruce Babbitt
  2. We're doing Circle of Snakes, we open up with Skin Carver and we are throwing in Skull Forest later on. – Glenn Danzig
  3. You wait until the forest fire is on your front step before you step up. – Peter Dawson
  4. We are aware only of the empty space in the forest which only yesterday was filled with trees. – Anna Freud
  5. The plan was that I was going to retire and take a job with the American Federation, but Nottingham Forest offered me a contract and there was interest from West Ham and another Premiership club. – Richard Gough
  6. The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. – John Muir
  7. Arizona's forest fires are not waiting for April, and neither will we. That is why I am pushing for stepped up deployment for Hot Shot wildfire crews in March rather than April, in order to better prepare for the expected fires in northern Arizona. – Rick Renzi
  8. The white spruce forest along the banks is most inspiring, magnificent here. Down the terraced slopes and right to the water's edge on the alluvial soil it stands in ranks. – Ernest Thompson Seton
  9. And the camera position, the organization, looking for repeating forms, shapes, trying to set up a visual rhythm seemed to come very natural. All of a sudden I was in a forest of aluminum and steel rather than a forest that we might think of in a traditional sense. – John Sexton
  10. Having photographed the landscape for a number of years and specifically working with trees and in the forest I found, without consciously thinking about it, that it was a great learning experience for me in terms of organizing elements. – John Sexton
  11. It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. – Robert Louis Stevenson
  12. Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away. – Denis Waitley
  13. If a man is talking in the forest and there is no woman there to hear him, is he still wrong? – Jenny Weber

Usage examples for forest

  1. Of course she went along the forest side just as usual. ” – The Man-Wolf and Other Tales by Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
  2. 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
  3. “ 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
  4. “ Windbreaks are essential on the south and west sides of the orchard; when possible, natural forest is best. ” – The Apple by Various
  5. “ I was held up in the forest – Puss in Boots, Jr., and the Good Gray Horse by David Cory
  6. What do you say to that, with your Black Forest nonsense?" ” – A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories by William D. Howells
  7. But it was not forest land. ” – Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad by Various
  8. 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
  9. Name some forest trees that grow near your home. ” – Home Geography For Primary Grades by C. C. Long
  10. Do you know what part of the forest it is in?" ” – Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir by Charles Garvice
  11. Here and there through the forest were numerous large rocks. ” – The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
  12. From forest fire, is it not?" ” – The Desert of Wheat by Zane Grey
  13. Are you out in the forest in this weather? ” – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  14. Suddenly, the forest seemed strangely still. ” – Dorothy on a Ranch by Evelyn Raymond
  15. You'd learn something of forest ways in no time. ” – Explorers of the Dawn by Mazo de la Roche
  16. What a lovely forest isn't it? ” – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  17. We had put out the fire and were already on our way back through the black forest – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden
  18. The father and son took their guns and went into the forest – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  19. The trail led straight across it, and on into the forest – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  20. Following it we found ourselves very shortly in a great forest on the side of a mountain. ” – African Camp Fires by Stewart Edward White

Rhymes for forest

  • forrest, sorest;
  • deforest, deforrest, reforest;

Idioms for forest