HyperDic: forest

English > 3 senses of the word forest:
NOUNgroupforest, wood, woodsthe trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
objectforest, woodland, timberland, timberland that is covered with trees and shrubs
VERBcontactforest, afforestestablish a forest / forest on previously unforested land
forest > pronunciation
Soundsfao'rahst; fao'rihst
Rhymesabolitionist ... zoologist: 193 rhymes with ahst...
abortionist ... Zionist: 245 rhymes with ihst...
English > forest: 3 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningThe trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area.
Synonymswood, woods
MemberstreeA tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown
underbrush, undergrowth, underwoodThe brush (small trees and bushes and ferns etc.) growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forest / forest
NarrowerboskA small wooded area
groveA small growth of trees without underbrush
jungleAn impenetrable / impenetrable equatorial forest / forest
old growth, virgin forestforest or woodland having a mature or overly mature ecosystem more or less uninfluenced by human activity
rain forest, rainforestA forest / forest with heavy annual rainfall
second growthA second growth of trees covering an area where the original stand was destroyed by fire or cutting
Broadervegetation, flora, botanyAll the plant life in a particular region or period
Spanishbosque, bosques, floresta, selva
Catalanbosc, forest, selva
Verbsforestestablish a forest / forest on previously unforested land
English > forest: 3 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningLand that is covered with trees and shrubs.
Synonymswoodland, timberland, timber
InstancesBlack Forest, SchwarzwaldA hilly forest / forest region in southwestern Germany
Sherwood ForestAn ancient forest / forest in central England
WildernessA wooded region in northeastern Virginia near Spotsylvania where bloody but inconclusive battles were fought in the American Civil War
Narrowergreenwoodwoodlands in full leaf
riparian forestwoodlands along the banks of stream or river
silva, sylvaThe forest / forest trees growing in a country or region
tree farmA forest / forest (or part of a forest / forest) where trees are grown for commercial use
BroaderbiomeA major biotic community characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate
land, dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firmaThe solid part of the earth's surface
Spanisharbolado, arboleda, boscaje, bosque, floresta, foresta, selva, timberland
Catalanarboreda, arbreda, bosc, selva, timberland
Verbsforestestablish a forest / forest on previously unforested land
English > forest: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningEstablish a forest / forest on previously unforested land.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"afforest the mountains"
Synonymafforest
Narrowerre-afforestreestablish a forest / forest after clear-cutting or fire, etc.
reforestforest anew
Broaderplant, setput or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
Spanisharbolar, arborizar
Catalanarborar, repoblar
Nounsforestthe trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
forestland that is covered with trees and shrubs
forestrythe science of planting and caring for forests / forests and the management of growing timber

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