- A dense collection of trees covering a relatively large area. Larger than woods.
- Any dense collection or amount.
- Forest of criticism.
- To cover an area with trees
Etymology: Middle English < Old French < 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.
- Connected with forests
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