Definitions of forest

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