Definition of forest :
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Of or pertaining to a forest; sylvan.
4. One who rides before; a harbinger.
5. To cover with trees or wood.
rain forest, the forest primeval, tone, brake, lumber, afforest, wood, brush, wold, grove, area below timberline, copse, chase, covert, cover, chaparral, timberland, swamp, quality, second growth, shelter, spinney, virgin forest, timber, greenwood, clearing, woodwind, forestland, weald, dingle, backwoods, clump, tall timber, stand of trees, growth, dell, bosk, woodwind instrument, coppice, scrub, jungle, glade, woodland, timbre, woods, park, thicket, orchard, scrubland, boscage, brushwood
agricultural (part of speech: adjective)
- Or was he a boy again safe in his forest? - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
- Then they paid no more attention to him, and after a while he and his sister and their green little friend left the forest for the meadow. - "Among the Meadow People", Clara Dillingham Pierson.
- We had determined to keep to the same camp for a day or two, as we could enter the forest from another point on the morrow, and might even beat some of the same ground again with success. - "Mr. Isaacs", F. Marion Crawford.