Complete Definition of "forest"

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Etymology
Middle English < Old French forest < Late Latin forestem silvam ("the outside woods," in reference to the royal forest) < Late Latin forestis (property, open ground reserved for the chase) < Latin foris (outside, out of doors). See foreign.

Pronunciation
AHD|fÅrËÉst
IPA|/ËfÉɹÉst/
SAMPA|/"fQrIst/
audio|en-us-forest.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun

  1. A dense collection of trees covering a relatively large area. Larger than woods.
  2. Any dense collection or amount.

#: Forest of criticism.

Translations
trans-top|dense collection of trees
Aramaic:

Blackfoot: Ä­spitcÄ­ko
Bulgarian: гоÑа (gora) f, Ð»ÐµÑ (les) m
Catalan: bosc m :ca:bosc|^, forest#Catalan|forest f
Cheyenne: ma'tää'e
Chinese: 森æ (sÄnlín)
Chorti: tah
Creek: etvlkÄ
Croatian: t-|hr|Å¡uma|f
Czech: t+|cs|les|m
Danish: skov c
Dutch: t+|nl|woud|n, t+|nl|bos|n
Esperanto: t-|eo|arbaro|xs=Esperanto
Estonian: t+|et|mets
Finnish: t+|fi|metsä
French: t+|fr|forêt|f
German: Wald m, Wälder p :de:Wald|^
Greek: δάÏÎ¿Ï [ËðasoÌs] n, δÏÏμÏÏ [ðriËmoÌs] m, άλÏÎ¿Ï [ËalsoÌs] n
Hebrew: ×ער (ya'ar) m
Hungarian: erdÅ, erdÅség
Ido: foresto
Icelandic: t+|is|skógur
Indonesian: t+|id|hutan|xs=Indonesian
Interlingua: foreste
trans-mid
Italian: t+|it|foresta|f
Japanese: 森 (ãã, morí), 森æ (ãããã, shinrín)
Korean: ì² (sup), ì¼ë¦¼ (samrim)
Kurdish: KUchar|بÛØ´ÙâڵاÙ, KUchar|دارستاÙ
Lakota: kaÆwita
Latin: t+|la|silva|f
Maltese: foresta f, masġar m
Mi'kmaq: nebÅÅkt'
Mingo: kaháta'
Northern Sami: vuovdi
Norwegian: t-|no|skog|m
Ojibwe: mitigwaaki, mitigwaakiin p
Occitan: forèst f, selva f
Polish: t+|pl|las|m
Portuguese: floresta f
Romanian: pÄdure f, silvÄ (rare) f
Russian: Ð»ÐµÑ (les) m, леÑа (lesá) p
Scottish Gaelic: coille f
Serbian: ÑÑма (Å¡uma) f, ÑÑме (Å¡ume) p
Slovak: t-|sk|les|m, t-|sk|hora|f
Slovene: t+|sl|gozd|m, t+|sl|les|m, t-|sl|hosta|f
Spanish: t+|es|bosque|m, t+|es|foresta|f
Swahili: t-|sw|msitu|xs=Swahili
Swedish: t+|sv|skog
Tamazight: âµâ´°â´³â´°âµâµ (tagant) f
Yucatec (Maya): ÆahÅ¡
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trans-top|any dense collection
Croatian: t-|hr|Å¡uma|f
trans-mid
Slovene: t+|sl|gozd|m, t+|sl|slap|m
Telugu: à°à°¡à°µà°¿
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Related terms
afforest
forested
forester
forestry
can't see the forest for the trees
rainforest

Adjective
forest

  1. Connected with forests


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Translations
Bulgarian: гоÑÑки m|p, гоÑÑка f, гоÑÑко n
Czech: lesní m
Esperanto: arbara
Greek: δαÏονομικÏÏ (dasonomikós)
Polish: leÅny m, leÅna f, leÅne n
Portuguese: florestal m|f, florestais p
Romanian: silvic
Russian: t+|ru|леÑной|trlesnój|scCyrl
Slovak: lesný, lesná, lesné m/f/n, horský, horská, horské m/f/n
Spanish: forestal, selvático

Verb
forest transitive

  1. To cover an area with trees

Translations
Esperanto: arbari
Slovene: pogozdovati
Romanian: înpÄduri
Bulgarian: залеÑÑвам

See also
bush
jungle
wood
woodland
woods

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