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forester

[fawr-uh-ster, for-] /ˈfɔr ə stər, ˈfɒr-/
noun
1.
a person who is expert in forestry.
2.
an officer having responsibility for the maintenance of a forest.
4.
Zoology. an animal of the forest.
5.
a large, gray kangaroo, Macropus canguru.
6.
any moth of the family Agaristidae, typically black with two yellowish or whitish spots on each wing.
Origin of forester
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Old French forestier. See forest, -er2

Forester

[fawr-uh-ster, for-] /ˈfɔr ə stər, ˈfɒr-/
noun
1.
C(ecil) S(cott) 1899–1966, English novelist and journalist.
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  • The house in which forester lived was the largest in the village.

  • He relaxed, to enjoy the short respite he had gained by evading the forester.

    Millennium Everett B. Cole
  • forester's face flushed, and he appeared overwhelmed with confusion, while Helen went on with her embroidery, tranquil as before.

  • "You can find out whether the water is salt easier than that," said forester.

    Forests of Maine Jacob S. Abbott
  • Fink gave the alarm to his laborers, and sent a message to the forester and to the new farm.

    Debit and Credit Gustav Freytag
  • forester said that it was hard, but I think it will be easy.

    Forests of Maine Jacob S. Abbott
  • Kitsong turned, and with an oath of savage joy advanced upon the forester.

    They of the High Trails Hamlin Garland
  • "Because, it is what they call a high pressure engine," said forester.

    Forests of Maine Jacob S. Abbott
  • As we began by common consent to move back to the spring, forester drew me by the arm behind the hazel.

    A Woman of Genius Mary Austin
British Dictionary definitions for forester

forester

/ˈfɒrɪstə/
noun
1.
a person skilled in forestry or in charge of a forest
2.
any of various Old World moths of the genus Ino, characterized by brilliant metallic green wings: family Zygaenidae
3.
a person or animal that lives in a forest
4.
(capital) a member of the Ancient Order of Foresters, a friendly society

Forester

/ˈfɒrɪstə/
noun
1.
C(ecil) S(cott) 1899–1966, English novelist; creator of Captain Horatio Hornblower in a series of novels on the Napoleonic Wars
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Word Origin and History for forester
n.

late 13c. (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French forestier "forest ranger, forest-dweller" (also, as an adjective, "wild, rough, coarse, unsociable"), from forest (see forest (n.)).

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