Forest - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɔːrɪst|  American pronunciation of the word forest
Brit.  |ˈfɒrɪst|  British pronunciation of the word forest


- the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area (syn: wood, woods)
- land that is covered with trees and shrubs (syn: timber, timberland, woodland)


- establish a forest on previously unforested land(syn: afforest)


Fires destroyed acres of forest.

...the endless forest that the first European settlers encountered...

The forest stretches for miles.

The only way to really appreciate the beauty of the forest is to walk through it

We armed ourselves with the tools we would need to survive in the forest.

The plants and animals of the forest

The forest is protected by federal law.

Temperature changes could upset the delicate balance of life in the forest.

We walked deep into the forest.

Follow the track into the forest.

The wildfire has burned acres of forest.

...the forest was cut down, and the land given over to agriculture...

Fires swept through the forest.

I don't believe the myths and legends about this forest.

I don't believe the legends I've heard about this forest.

Word forms

singular: forest
plural: forests
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