verb (used with object)
Origin of forest
Synonyms for forest
Examples from the Web for foresting
Historical Examples of foresting
Grace recognized the uniform at once, having seen it before when foresting with Tom Gray.Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods
Jessie Graham Flower
And later, by closing in our system of foresting, I figger to cut out present costs on a sight bigger output.The Man in the Twilight
Word Origin for forest
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.).
see can't see the forest for the trees.