forest meaning

EN[ˈfɒɹᵻst] [ˈfɔɹᵻst] [ˈfɑɹᵻst] [ˈfoɚst]
  • A forest is a large area of land covered with trees or other woody vegetation.
  • Forests are the dominant terrestrial ecosystem of Earth, and are distributed across the globe. Forests account for 75% of the gross primary productivity of the Earth's biosphere, and contain 80% of the Earth's plant biomass.
  • Forests at different latitudes form distinctly different ecozones: boreal forests near the poles tend to consist of evergreens, while tropical forests near the equator tend to be distinct from the temperate forests at mid-latitude.

    Definition of forest in English Dictionary

  • NounPLforestsPREfore-SUF-est
    1. A dense collection of trees covering a relatively large area. Larger than woods.
      1. Since the mid-1980s, when Indonesia first began to clear its bountiful forests on an industrial scale in favour of lucrative palm-oil plantations, “haze” has become an almost annual occurrence in South-East Asia. The cheapest way to clear logged woodland is to burn it, producing an acrid cloud of foul white smoke that, carried by the wind, can cover hundreds, or even thousands, of square miles.
    2. Any dense collection or amount.
      1. forest of criticism.
    3. (historical) A defined area of land set aside in England as royal hunting ground or for other privileged use; all such areas.
      1. Throughout the 1500s, the populace roiled over a constellation of grievances of which the forest emerged as a key focal point. The popular late Middle Ages fictional character Robin Hood, dressed in green to symbolize the forest, dodged fines for forest offenses and stole from the rich to give to the poor. But his appeal was painfully real and embodied the struggle over wood.
    4. (graph theory) A graph with no cycles; i.e., a graph made up of trees.
    5. VerbSGforestsPRforestingPT, PPforested
      1. VT To cover an area with trees.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • It was as still as a church on a week-day: the pattering rain on the forest leaves was the only sound audible in its vicinage.
          • Doghair stands result from too many pine trees regenerating following fire or clearcutting which opens the forest canopy.
          • Smith is good at detail, but can't see the forest for the trees.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Transitive verbs
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          Meaning of forest for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "forest" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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