forester

[ fawr-uh-ster, for- ]
/ ˈfɔr ə stər, ˈfɒr- /

noun

a person who is expert in forestry.
an officer having responsibility for the maintenance of a forest.
Zoology. an animal of the forest.
a large, gray kangaroo, Macropus canguru.
any moth of the family Agaristidae, typically black with two yellowish or whitish spots on each wing.

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Nearby words

  1. forestalling,
  2. forestation,
  3. forestay,
  4. forestaysail,
  5. forested,
  6. forester, c. s.,
  7. forestial,
  8. forestick,
  9. forestland,
  10. forestry

Origin of forester

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English word from Old French word forestier. See forest, -er2

Forester

[ fawr-uh-ster, for- ]
/ ˈfɔr ə stər, ˈfɒr- /

noun

C(ecil) S(cott),1899–1966, English novelist and journalist.
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British Dictionary definitions for forester

forester

/ (ˈfɒrɪstə) /

noun

a person skilled in forestry or in charge of a forest
any of various Old World moths of the genus Ino, characterized by brilliant metallic green wings: family Zygaenidae
a person or animal that lives in a forest
(capital) a member of the Ancient Order of Foresters, a friendly society

Forester

/ (ˈfɒrɪstə) /

noun

C (ecil) S (cott) 1899–1966, English novelist; creator of Captain Horatio Hornblower in a series of novels on the Napoleonic Wars
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Word Origin and History for forester

forester

n.

late 13c. (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French forestier "forest ranger, forest-dweller" (also, as an adjective, "wild, rough, coarse, unsociable"), from forest (see forest (n.)).

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