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Meaning of FOREST

Pronunciation:  'forist

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
  2. [n]  land that is covered with trees and shrubs
  3. [v]  establish a forest on previously unforested land; "afforest the mountains"

FOREST is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: afforest, timber, timberland, wood, woodland, woods
 See Also: biome, Black Forest, dry land, earth, flora, greenwood, ground, grove, jungle, land, old growth, plant, rain forest, re-afforest, reforest, riparian forest, Schwarzwald, second growth, set, Sherwood Forest, silva, solid ground, sylva, terra firma, tree, tree farm, tropical rain forest, underbrush, undergrowth, underwood, vegetation, virgin forest



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \For"est\, n. [OF. forest, F. for[^e]t, LL. forestis,
    also, forestus, forestum, foresta, prop., open ground
    reserved for the chase, fr. L. foris, foras, out of doors,
    abroad. See {Foreign}.]
    1. An extensive wood; a large tract of land covered with
       trees; in the United States, a wood of native growth, or a
       tract of woodland which has never been cultivated.
    2. (Eng. Law) A large extent or precinct of country,
       generally waste and woody, belonging to the sovereign, set
       apart for the keeping of game for his use, not inclosed,
       but distinguished by certain limits, and protected by
       certain laws, courts, and officers of its own. --Burrill.
  2. \For"est\, a.
    Of or pertaining to a forest; sylvan.
    {Forest fly}. (Zo["o]l.)
    (a) One of numerous species of blood-sucking flies, of the
        family {Tabanid[ae]}, which attack both men and beasts.
        See {Horse fly}.
    (b) A fly of the genus {Hippobosca}, esp. {H. equina}. See
        {Horse tick}.
    {Forest glade}, a grassy space in a forest. --Thomson.
    {Forest laws}, laws for the protection of game, preservation
       of timber, etc., in forests.
    {Forest tree}, a tree of the forest, especially a timber
       tree, as distinguished from a {fruit tree}.
  3. \For"est\, v. t.
    To cover with trees or wood.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in or walking through the forest means a transitional phase. You may be following your instincts. Dreaming that you are lost in a forest means that you are searching through your unconscious for a better understanding of yourself.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Heb. ya'ar, meaning a dense wood, from its luxuriance. Thus all the great primeval forests of Syria (Eccl. 2:6; Isa. 44:14; Jer. 5:6; Micah 5:8). The most extensive was the trans-Jordanic forest of Ephraim (2 Sam. 18:6, 8; Josh. 17:15, 18), which is probably the same as the wood of Ephratah (Ps. 132:6), some part of the great forest of Gilead. It was in this forest that Absalom was slain by Joab. David withdrew to the forest of Hareth in the mountains of Judah to avoid the fury of Saul (1 Sam. 22:5). We read also of the forest of Bethel (2 Kings 2:23, 24), and of that which the Israelites passed in their pursuit of the Philistines (1 Sam. 14:25), and of the forest of the cedars of Lebanon (1 Kings 4:33; 2 Kings 19:23; Hos. 14:5, 6).

"The house of the forest of Lebanon (1 Kings 7:2; 10:17; 2 Chr. 9:16) was probably Solomon's armoury, and was so called because the wood of its many pillars came from Lebanon, and they had the appearance of a forest. (See BAALBEC.)

Heb. horesh, denoting a thicket of trees, underwood, jungle, bushes, or trees entangled, and therefore affording a safe hiding-place. place. This word is rendered "forest" only in 2 Chr. 27:4. It is also rendered "wood", the "wood" in the "wilderness of Ziph," in which david concealed himself (1 Sam. 23:15), which lay south-east of Hebron. In Isa. 17:19 this word is in Authorized Version rendered incorrectly "bough."

Heb. pardes, meaning an enclosed garden or plantation. Asaph is (Neh. 2:8) called the "keeper of the king's forest." The same Hebrew word is used Eccl. 2:5, where it is rendered in the plural "orchards" (R.V., "parks"), and Cant. 4: 13, rendered "orchard" (R.V. marg., "a paradise").

"The forest of the vintage" (Zech. 11:2, "inaccessible forest," or R.V. "strong forest") is probably a figurative allusion to Jerusalem, or the verse may simply point to the devastation of the region referred to.

The forest is an image of unfruitfulness as contrasted with a cultivated field (Isa. 29:17; 32:15; Jer. 26:18; Hos. 2:12). Isaiah (10:19, 33, 34) likens the Assyrian host under Sennacherib (q.v.) to the trees of some huge forest, to be suddenly cut down by an unseen stroke.

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