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  1. A dense collection of trees covering a relatively large area. Larger than woods.
  2. Any dense collection or amount.
Forest of criticism.
  • Dutch: bos(nl, woud, n}}, {{t+, nl)n
  • French: foríªt(fr)f
  • German: Wald , Wí¤lder :de:Wald, ^
  • Italian: foresta(it)f
  • Spanish: foresta(es, bosque, m, {{t+, es)f
verb transitive
  1. To cover an area with trees
    1. Connected with forests
    • Spanish: forestal, selví¡tico
    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.

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