verb (used with object)
- forest green,
- forest grove,
- forest hill,
- forest of dean,
- forest park
Origin of forest
- 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
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
Word Origin for forest
- to or into the front or conspicuous position
- Scot and Irish alive or activeis your grandfather still to the fore?
Word Origin for fore
Word Origin for fore
late 13c., "extensive tree-covered district," especially one set aside for royal hunting and under the protection of the king, from Old French forest "forest, wood, woodland" (Modern French forêt), probably ultimately from Late Latin/Medieval Latin forestem silvam "the outside woods," a term from the Capitularies of Charlemagne denoting "the royal forest;" perhaps via Old High German forst, from Latin foris "outside" (see foreign), with a sense of "beyond the park," the park being the main or central fenced woodland.
Another theory traces it through Medieval Latin forestis, originally "forest preserve, game preserve," from Latin forum in legal sense "court, judgment;" in other words "land subject to a ban" [Buck]. Replaced Old English wudu.
1818 (forested is attested from 1610s), from forest (n.).
Old English fore (prep.) "before, in front of;" (adv.) "before, previously," common Germanic (cf. Old High German fora, Old Frisian fara, German vor, Gothic faiura, Old Norse fyrr "for"); from PIE *pr-, from root *per- (1) "forward, through" (see per).
As a noun, from 1630s. The warning cry in golf is first recorded 1878, probably a contraction of before.
mid-15c., "forward;" late 15c., "former, earlier;" early 16c., "at the front;" all senses apparently from fore- compounds, which frequently were written as two words in Middle English.
see can't see the forest for the trees.
In addition to the idioms beginning with fore
- fore and aft
- to the fore