Results for: forest
1. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Forestry) a large wooded area having a thick growth of trees and plants
2. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Forestry) the trees of such an area
3. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Forestry) NZ an area planted with exotic pines or similar trees Compare bush1 
4. something resembling a large wooded area, esp in density a forest of telegraph poles
5. (Law) Law (formerly) an area of woodland, esp one owned by the sovereign and set apart as a hunting ground with its own laws and officers Compare park 
6. (modifier) of, involving, or living in a forest or forests a forest glade
(tr) to create a forest (in); plant with trees
[from Old French, from Medieval Latin forestis unfenced woodland, from Latin foris outside]
forestal , foresteal [fəˈrɛstɪəl] adj
forest /frst, fr/ n. [C;U] 1 a large area with many trees: In some national parks, the forest continues for miles and miles. 2 to not see the forest for the trees: to see only details and not understand their larger meaning: The owner of the company couldnt see the forest for the trees; he was so busy dealing with the daily problems of running the factory that he didnt realize that the business was headed towards failure.
v. [T] to plant trees, cover with trees: Workers forested the land to improve the soil.
Thesaurus: forest n. 1 woods, wooded area, woodland | jungle.