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Definition 1: the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for forest in the sense of this definition

(forest is a kind of ...) all the plant life in a particular region or period

"Pleistocene vegetation" "the flora of southern California" "the botany of China"

(... is a kind of forest ) a small wooded area

(... is a kind of forest ) a small growth of trees without underbrush

(... is a kind of forest ) an impenetrable equatorial forest

(... is a kind of forest ) a forest with heavy annual rainfall

(... is a kind of forest ) forest or woodland having a mature or overly mature ecosystem more or less uninfluenced by human activity

(... is a kind of forest ) a second growth of trees covering an area where the original stand was destroyed by fire or cutting

(forest is a member of ...) the brush (small trees and bushes and ferns etc.) growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forest

(forest is a member of ...) a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms

Definition 2: land that is covered with trees and shrubs - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for forest in the sense of this definition

(forest is a kind of ...) a major biotic community characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate

(forest is a kind of ...) the solid part of the earth's surface

"the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land" "the earth shook for several minutes" "he dropped the logs on the ground"

(... is a kind of forest ) woodlands in full leaf

"the greenwood was Robin Hood's home"

(... is a kind of forest ) woodlands along the banks of stream or river

(... is a kind of forest ) the forest trees growing in a country or region

(... is a kind of forest ) a forest (or part of a forest) where trees are grown for commercial use

(... is an instance of forest) a hilly forest region in southwestern Germany

(... is an instance of forest) an ancient forest in central England; formerly a royal hunting ground; said to be the home of Robin Hood and his merry band

(... is an instance of forest) a wooded region in northeastern Virginia near Spotsylvania where bloody but inconclusive battles were fought in the American Civil War

Definition 3: establish a forest on previously unforested land - [verb of contact]

Samples where forest or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • afforest the mountains

Synonyms for forest in the sense of this definition

(forest is a kind of ...) put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground

"Let's plant flowers in the garden"

(... is a kind of forest ) reestablish a forest after clear-cutting or fire, etc.

"re-afforest the area that was burned during the fighting"

(... is a kind of forest ) forest anew

"After the fire, they reforested the mountain"

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