af|for|est

af|for|est
af|for|est «uh FR ihst, -FOR-», transitive verb.
to change (open land) into forest.
[< Medieval Latin afforestare < ad- to + foresta forest]

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  • for´est|less — for|est «FR ihst, FOR », noun, adjective, verb. –n. 1. a) a large area of land covered with trees; thick woods; woodland: »We wandered in the forest looking at its mighty trees.…primeval forests undefaced by the hand of man (Charles Darwin). b)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • for|est — «FR ihst, FOR », noun, adjective, verb. –n. 1. a) a large area of land covered with trees; thick woods; woodland: »We wandered in the forest looking at its mighty trees.…primeval forests undefaced by the hand of man (Charles Darwin). b) the trees …   Useful english dictionary

  • for|est|a|tion — «FR uh STAY shuhn, FOR », noun. the act of planting or taking care of forests …   Useful english dictionary

  • for|est|ed — «FR uh stihd, FOR », adjective. covered with trees; thickly wooded …   Useful english dictionary

  • for|est|er — «FR uh stuhr, FOR », noun. 1. a) a person in charge of a forest, who looks after the trees and guards against fires. b) a person trained in forestry who manages forestland. 2. a person, bird, or animal that lives in a forest. 3. = giant kangaroo …   Useful english dictionary

  • for|est|ine — «FR uh stihn, styn; FOR », adjective. of or belonging to the forest …   Useful english dictionary

  • for|est|land — «FR ihst LAND, FOR ; luhnd», noun. land consisting of forests …   Useful english dictionary

  • for|est|ry — «FR uh stree, FOR », noun. 1. the science of planting and taking care of forests. 2. the art of making and managing forests. 3. = forestland. (Cf. ↑forestland) …   Useful english dictionary

  • for·est·ry — /ˈforəstri/ noun [noncount] : the science and practice of caring for forests She studied forestry in college …   Useful english dictionary

  • for·est·er — /ˈforəstɚ/ noun, pl ers [count] : a person whose job is to take care of forests by planting trees, cutting down trees, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • re|for|est — «ree FR ihst, FOR », transitive verb, intransitive verb. to replant with trees. –re´for|est|a´tion, noun …   Useful english dictionary

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