World English Dictionary
forest (ˈfɒrɪst)
1.  a large wooded area having a thick growth of trees and plants
2.  the trees of such an area
3.  (NZ) Compare bush an area planted with exotic pines or similar trees
4.  something resembling a large wooded area, esp in density: a forest of telegraph poles
5.  law Compare park (formerly) an area of woodland, esp one owned by the sovereign and set apart as a hunting ground with its own laws and officers
6.  (modifier) of, involving, or living in a forest or forests: a forest glade
7.  (tr) to create a forest (in); plant with trees
[C13: from Old French, from Medieval Latin forestis unfenced woodland, from Latin foris outside]

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