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Definition of Forest


  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. 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.
  3. Of or pertaining to a forest; sylvan.
  4. To cover with trees or wood.

Forest Quotations

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
Robert Louis Stevenson

A forest of these trees is a spectacle too much for one man to see.
David Douglas

Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire - you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
Denis Waitley

A lovely nook of forest scenery, or a grand rock, like a beautiful woman, depends for much of its attractiveness upon the attendance sense of freedom from whatever is low; upon a sense of purity and of romance.
P. T. Barnum

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. - John Muir
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
John Muir
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Forest Translations

forest in Afrikaans is bos
forest in Danish is skov
forest in Dutch is woud, bos
forest in German is Wald, Wald, Forst
forest in Italian is selva, bosco
forest in Latin is silva
forest in Norwegian is skog, skog
forest in Portuguese is floresta
forest in Spanish is bosque
forest in Swedish is skog
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