Meaning of FOREST in English

n. & v.


1. a (often attrib.) a large area covered chiefly with trees and undergrowth. b the trees growing in it. c a large number or dense mass of vertical objects (a forest of masts).

2 a district formerly a forest but now cultivated (Sherwood Forest).

3 hist. an area usu. owned by the sovereign and kept for hunting.

1. plant with trees.

2 convert into a forest.

Phrases and idioms:

forest-tree a large tree suitable for a forest.

Etymology: ME f. OF f. LL forestis silva wood outside the walls of a park f. L foris outside

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.