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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun forest:


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Definition of the noun forest

What does forest mean as a name of something?

Forest is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: forests

  1. the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of forest: wood / woods
    • more generic words: botany / flora / vegetation = all the plant life in a particular region or period
    • more specific terms:
      • bosk = a small wooded area
      • grove = a small growth of trees without underbrush
      • jungle = an impenetrable equatorial forest
      • rain forest / rainforest = a forest with heavy annual rainfall
      • virgin forest / old growth = forest or woodland having a mature or overly mature ecosystem more or less uninfluenced by human activity
      • second growth = a second growth of trees covering an area where the original stand was destroyed by fire or cutting
    • members:
      • undergrowth / underbrush / underwood = the brush (small trees and bushes and ferns etc.) growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forest
      • tree = a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown
  2. land that is covered with trees and shrubs
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonyms of forest: timber / timberland / woodland
    • more generic terms: biome = a major biotic community characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate; dry land / earth / ground / land / solid ground / terra firma = the solid part of the earth's surface
    • more specific terms:
      • greenwood = woodlands in full leaf
      • riparian forest = woodlands along the banks of stream or river
      • silva / sylva = the forest trees growing in a country or region
      • tree farm = a forest (or part of a forest) where trees are grown for commercial use
    • instances:
      • Black Forest / Schwarzwald = a hilly forest region in southwestern Germany
      • Sherwood Forest = an ancient forest in central England; formerly a royal hunting ground
      • Wilderness = a wooded region in northeastern Virginia near Spotsylvania where bloody but inconclusive battles were fought in the American Civil War

Alternative definition of the noun forest


  1. A dense collection of trees covering a relatively large area. Larger than woods.
  2. Any dense collection or amount.
  3. A defined area of land formerly set aside in England as a royal hunting ground.
  4. [graph theory] a disjoint union of trees

Definition of the verb forest

What does forest mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: forested | foresting | forests

  1. establish a forest on previously unforested land

Alternative definition of the verb forest


  1. [transitive] To cover an area with trees.


  1. Forest or Vorst is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium.
    • also known as Forest, Belgium
    • part of Belgium
  2. Forest is a city in Scott County, Mississippi. The population was 5,987 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Scott County.
  3. Forest is a village in Hardin and Wyandot counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 1,461 at the 2010 census.
    • also known as Forest, Ohio; Hardin County / Forest village
    • part of Hardin County, Ohio
  4. Forest is a village in West Caroll Parish in northeastern Louisiana, United States. The population was 275 at the 2000 census.
  5. Forest, also known as Forest City, is a small unincorporated community town site in Sierra County and the Sierra Nevada, in eastern California, the Western United States.
  6. Forest is an unincorporated community in Forest Township, Clinton County, Indiana.
  7. Forest is a town in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,108 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Banner, Dotyville, and Graham Corners are located in the town.
  8. Forest is a hamlet in Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, England. It is situated near the villages of Scorton and Bolton-on-Swale.
  9. Forest is a town in Richland County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 390 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Ash Ridge and Tunnelville are located partially in the town.
  10. Forest is a town in Vernon County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 583 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Dilly, Mount Tabor, and Valley are located in the town.
  11. Forest is a town in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 590 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Forest is located in the town.
  12. Forest a.k.a. Forest, Texas: Forest is a community located in southeastern Cherokee County Texas. Its coordinates are. It has an elevation of 292 feet.
  13. Forest: Kata ya Foresti is an administrative ward in the Mbeya Urban district of the Mbeya Region of Tanzania. According to the 2002 census, the ward has a total population of 7,209.

There are other places with in their name, like De Forest, Bay Forest, Elk Forest, Far Forest, Forest Row, New Forest, Oak Forest, Forest Dale, Forest Gate, Forest Glen, Forest Hall, Forest Hill, Forest Home, Forest Lake, Forest Lawn, Forest Oaks, Forest Park, Forest View.

Phrases with Forest

Phrases starting with the word Forest:

  1. forest god
  2. Forest-Oak
  3. Forest Disc
  4. forest fire
  5. Forest Fody
  6. forest goat
  7. Forest plot
  8. Forest-Bill
  9. Forest Arion
  10. Forest Batis
  11. Forest Coqui
  12. Forest Green
  13. Forest Muhly
  14. Forest Owlet
  15. Forest Raven
  16. Forest Shrew

Phrases ending with the word Forest:

  1. to forest
  2. new forest
  3. rain forest
  4. black forest

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Forest

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Google previewOuting; Sport, Adventure, Travel, Fiction (1901)

Against it, the forest is the first and greatest safeguard, as it is also against the tying up (to use a term not strictly applicable) of irrigation works by silt. The consequent...

The forest is a great sponge for nlwirbin and distilling water. It is the great ...

Google previewWhat to Do about AIDS (1986)

Physicians and Mental Health Professionals Discuss the Issues by Leon McKusick

Vayu Purdna,Wll\, 94 The forest is a deserted place. "Vdnaprastha: that is to...

Google previewThe Jungle and the Aroma of Meats (1999)

An Ecological Theme in Hindu Medicine by Francis Zimmermann

Vāyu Purana,Vm, 94 The forest is a deserted place.

Google previewAdvanced Engineering and Technology II (2015)

Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Congress on Advanced Engineering and Technology (CAET 2015), Hong Kong, 4-5 April 2015 by Liquan Xie

INTRODUCTION Random forest is an algorithm which is based on ensemble of decision tree. Decision tree is a popular...

A random forest is a classifier consisting of a collection of tree-structured classifiers {h(X, k), k =1...} where the {k } are ...

Google previewFarming the Woods (2014)

An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests by Ken Mudge, Steve Gabriel

The forest is a place where time slows down and surprises emerge. For many in the modern world the forest is aplace to recreate, which means visiting for a time before return- ing to “town” or to the places we call home. Yet as we spend time ...

Google previewStatistical Learning from a Regression Perspective (2016)

by Richard A. Berk

With categorical response variables, a random forest is an ensemble of classifiers. The classifiers are K classification trees, each based in part on chance mechanisms. Like CART, these classifiers can work with more than two response ...

Google previewBrazil (2009)

by Harry Greenbaum

The rain forest is the world's most dense, diverse, and unique ecosystem. Hundreds of different tree species...

myth about the rain forest is that one can swing from place to place on vines that hang down from trees.In reality,vines grow from the ...

Google previewThe CABI Encyclopedia of Forest Trees (2013)


Emilio Amorini, Centro di Ricerca per la Selvicoltura, Arezzo, Italy Ang Lai Hoe, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Simmathiri Appanah, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand Roger ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Geography (2002)

by Peter Haggett

The Bavarian Forest or Bayerischer Wald, on the border between Germany and the Czech Republic, is the largest and least- disturbed mountain forest in central Europe. The woodland on both sides of the border covers about 200,000 ha ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of the Farm (1855)

by William Lewis Rham

FOREST SCIENCE constitutes a separate and distinct branch of education, which originated in Germany from the increased scarcity of wood. The first special instruction of this kind was given by Mr. Zanthier at Ilsenburg, near the Harz forest, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Pest Management (2002)

by David Pimentel, Ph.D.

Valenti Delaware Forest Service, Dover, Delaware, U.S.A. INTRODUCTION A weed can be defined as a plant inhabiting an area where it is considered undesirable and thus hinders a manager from attaining a desired goal (1, 2).

Google previewThe Holocaust Encyclopedia (2001)

by Baumel Judith Tydor Laqueur Walter, Walter Laqueur, Judith Tydor Baumel

In the Bialystok ghetto, for example, after much discussion with Efraim Barash, head of the Ju- denrat, the resistance group decided to attack the Germans during the liquidation of the ghetto and to effect a mass escape into the forest.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Indianapolis (1994)

by David J. Bodenhamer, Robert G. Barrows

Forest Hills. Northside residential area bounded by Kessler Boulevard, the Monon railway corridor, Northview Avenue, and College Avenue. A curvilinear street pattern, hilly terrain, and a cohesive architectural style make the Forest Hills ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft (2000)

by Raven Grimassi

BLACK FOREST CLAN (Family Serpent- Stone) was founded in Pennsylvania in 1991. The Black Forest Clan is the spiritual home for nearly 1 50 people associated with Lady Silver RavenWolf. Black Forest started as an all- female coven, ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 8: Environment by Martin Melosi

The Forest Service also created forestry research and demonstration sites throughout the South and reintroduced fire via the technique of prescribed burning—one of the South's great contributions to land management in the United States.

Google previewCompanion Encyclopedia of Geography (2003)

The Environment and Humankind by Prof Ian Douglas, Richard John Hugget, Mike Robinson

attempted nothing less than a systems modelling of the circum-polar Boreal Forest. Twenty-five investigators from six northern countries collaborated in the exercise, which involved the International Institute for Applied System Analysis; ...

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Quotes about Forest

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Scrabble value of F4O1R1E1S1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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