verb (used with object)
Origin of forest
SYNONYMS FOR forest
Definition for forest (2 of 3)
- of or relating to a foremast.
- noting a sail, yard, boom, etc., or any rigging belonging to a fore lower mast or to some upper mast of a foremast.
- noting any stay running aft and upward to the head of a fore lower mast or to some specified upper mast of a foremast: fore topmast stay.
- situated at or toward the bow of a vessel; forward.
Origin of fore1
Definition for forest (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for forest
He first rose to prominence as a lawyer in Queens, who settled a boiling racial dispute over public housing in Forest Hills.Mario Cuomo: An OK Governor, but a Far Better Person|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“It fundamentally changes the architecture of forest canopies,” says Watson.
The birds poop all over the forest, and thanks to the viscin, the mistletoe seeds in said poop stick to branches.
Instead, most of the suffering species ate insects on the forest floor.
From the looks of it, mistletoe is a keystone species and plays a crucial role in that forest ecosystem.
You may kill one—two—ten; yes, as many as the leaves in the forest yonder, and their brothers will not miss them.The Feast of the Virgins and Other Poems|H. L. Gordon
They are the true children of the forest and the wilderness.A Little Girl in Old Detroit|Amanda Minnie Douglas
The two women would sally forth by the postern door, and make for the forest.The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn|Evelyn Everett-Green
The women are supposed to have a very easy time in the forest, whereas the men have hard work.The Life and Times of Kateri Tekakwitha|Ellen H. Walworth
A man of seventy and a boy of fourteen were running for the forest.The Scouts of the Valley|Joseph A. Altsheler
British Dictionary definitions for forest (1 of 4)
Derived Formsforestal or foresteal (fəˈrɛstɪəl), adjectiveforested, adjectiveforestless, adjectiveforest-like, adjective
Word Origin for forest
British Dictionary definitions for forest (2 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for forest (3 of 4)
- to or into the front or conspicuous position
- Scot and Irish alive or activeis your grandfather still to the fore?
Word Origin for fore
British Dictionary definitions for forest (4 of 4)
Word Origin for fore
Science definitions for forest
Idioms and Phrases with forest (1 of 2)
see can't see the forest for the trees.
Idioms and Phrases with forest (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with fore
- fore and aft
- to the fore