follow Dictionary.com

Hone in vs. home in? What's the difference?

reforest

[ree-fawr-ist, -for-] /riˈfɔr ɪst, -ˈfɒr-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to replant trees on (land denuded by cutting or fire).
Origin of reforest
1880-1885
1880-85; re- + forest
Related forms
reforestation, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for reforest
Historical Examples
  • It would take a hundred years to reforest those acres denuded of their timber by the fire of a few days.

    The Young Forester Zane Grey
  • Another early attempt to assist in forest conservation was an attempt to reforest the treeless plains of our Western States.

    Our National Forests Richard H. Douai Boerker
  • He said, "They are growing those little trees to reforest the desolate, burned over regions of the Adirondacks."

    The Children's Six Minutes Bruce S. Wright
  • The shortleaf pine will reforest the old areas, and spread over a widening territory, if only it is given a chance.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • The only remedy is for the government to buy the land at the head-waters of the rivers and reforest it.

    Checking the Waste Mary Huston Gregory
British Dictionary definitions for reforest

reforest

/riːˈfɒrɪst/
verb
1.
(transitive) another word for reafforest
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for reforest
v.

"to restore to a wooded condition," 1831, from re- "back, again" + verb use of forest (n.). Related: Reforested; reforesting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for reforest

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for reforest

11
11
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for reforest