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FOREST (forest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does forest mean? 

FOREST (noun)
  The noun FOREST has 2 senses:

1. the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
2. land that is covered with trees and shrubs

  Familiarity information: FOREST used as a noun is rare.


FOREST (verb)
  The verb FOREST has 1 sense:

1. establish a forest on previously unforested land

  Familiarity information: FOREST used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FOREST (noun)


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Meaning:

The trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

forest; woods; wood

Hypernyms ("forest" is a kind of...):

botany; flora; vegetation (all the plant life in a particular region or period)

Meronyms (members of "forest"):

underbrush; undergrowth; underwood (the brush (small trees and bushes and ferns etc.) growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forest)

tree (a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "forest"):

bosk (a small wooded area)

grove (a small growth of trees without underbrush)

old growth; virgin forest (forest or woodland having a mature or overly mature ecosystem more or less uninfluenced by human activity)

second growth (a second growth of trees covering an area where the original stand was destroyed by fire or cutting)

Instance hyponyms:

Wilderness (a wooded region in northeastern Virginia near Spotsylvania where inconclusive battles were fought in the American Civil War)


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Meaning:

Land that is covered with trees and shrubs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

timberland; woodland; forest; timber

Hypernyms ("forest" is a kind of...):

biome (a major biotic community characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate)

dry land; earth; ground; land; solid ground; terra firma (the solid part of the earth's surface)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "forest"):

tree farm (a forest (or part of a forest) where trees are grown for commercial use)

silva; sylva (the forest trees growing in a country or region)

riparian forest (woodlands along the banks of stream or river)

rain forest; rainforest (a forest with heavy annual rainfall)

jungle (an impenetrable equatorial forest)

greenwood (woodlands in full leaf)

Instance hyponyms:

Sherwood Forest (an ancient forest in central England; formerly a royal hunting ground; said to be the home of Robin Hood and his merry band)

Black Forest; Schwarzwald (a hilly forest region in southwestern Germany)


FOREST (verb)


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Meaning:

Establish a forest on previously unforested land

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

afforest; forest

Context example:

afforest the mountains

Hypernyms (to "forest" is one way to...):

plant; set (put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "forest"):

re-afforest (reestablish a forest after clear-cutting or fire, etc.)

reforest (forest anew)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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