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 for Forest
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forest \For"est\, n. [OF. forest, F. for[^e]t, LL. forestis,
     also, forestus, forestum, foresta, prop., open ground
     reserved for the chase, fr. L. foris, foras, out of doors,
     abroad. See Foreign.]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Eng. Law) 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. --Burrill.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forest \For"est\, a.
     Of or pertaining to a forest; sylvan.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Forest fly. (Zool.)
     (a) One of numerous species of blood-sucking flies, of the
         family Tabanid[ae], which attack both men and beasts.
         See Horse fly.
     (b) A fly of the genus Hippobosca, esp. H. equina. See
         Horse tick.
  
     Forest glade, a grassy space in a forest. --Thomson.
  
     Forest laws, laws for the protection of game, preservation
        of timber, etc., in forests.
  
     Forest tree, a tree of the forest, especially a timber
        tree, as distinguished from a fruit tree.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forest \For"est\, v. t.
     To cover with trees or wood.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  forest
      n 1: the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
           [syn: forest, wood, woods]
      2: land that is covered with trees and shrubs [syn: forest,
         woodland, timberland, timber]
      v 1: establish a forest on previously unforested land; "afforest
           the mountains" [syn: afforest, forest]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  110 Moby Thesaurus words for "forest":
     afforestation, afforestational, arboreous, arboretum, back country,
     backwoods, bed, boondock, boondocks, borderland, bosky, braky,
     broadcast, brush, bush, bush country, bushveld, bushy, chase,
     climax forest, cloud forest, coppice, copse, copsy, dendrologic,
     dendrology, dibble, disseminate, drill, forest land,
     forest preserve, forestal, forested, forestry, forests,
     fringing forest, frontier, gallery forest, greenwood, grove,
     hanger, hinterland, implant, index forest, inseminate, jungle,
     jungles, national forest, outback, outpost, palmetto barrens, park,
     park forest, pine barrens, plant, pot, primeval forest,
     protection forest, put in, rain forest, reforest, reforestation,
     reforestational, reset, retimber, scatter seed, scrub, scrubby,
     scrubland, seed, seed down, selection forest, seminate, set,
     shrubby, shrubland, silvicultural, silviculture, sow,
     sow broadcast, sprout forest, stand of timber, state forest,
     sylvan, the bush, thicket, timber, timbered, timberland, timbers,
     transplant, tree veld, uninhabited region, up-country,
     virgin forest, virgin land, virgin territory, wasteland, weald,
     wild West, wilderness, wilds, wildwood, wood, wooded, woodland,
     woodlands, woods, woodsy, woody
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Forest
     Heb. ya'ar, meaning a dense wood, from its luxuriance. Thus all
     the great primeval forests of Syria (Eccl. 2:6; Isa. 44:14; Jer.
     5:6; Micah 5:8). The most extensive was the trans-Jordanic
     forest of Ephraim (2 Sam. 18:6, 8; Josh. 17:15, 18), which is
     probably the same as the wood of Ephratah (Ps. 132:6), some part
     of the great forest of Gilead. It was in this forest that
     Absalom was slain by Joab. David withdrew to the forest of
     Hareth in the mountains of Judah to avoid the fury of Saul (1
     Sam. 22:5). We read also of the forest of Bethel (2 Kings 2:23,
     24), and of that which the Israelites passed in their pursuit of
     the Philistines (1 Sam. 14:25), and of the forest of the cedars
     of Lebanon (1 Kings 4:33; 2 Kings 19:23; Hos. 14:5, 6).
     
       "The house of the forest of Lebanon (1 Kings 7:2; 10:17; 2
     Chr. 9:16) was probably Solomon's armoury, and was so called
     because the wood of its many pillars came from Lebanon, and they
     had the appearance of a forest. (See BAALBEC.)
     
       Heb. horesh, denoting a thicket of trees, underwood, jungle,
     bushes, or trees entangled, and therefore affording a safe
     hiding-place. place. This word is rendered "forest" only in 2
     Chr. 27:4. It is also rendered "wood", the "wood" in the
     "wilderness of Ziph," in which david concealed himself (1 Sam.
     23:15), which lay south-east of Hebron. In Isa. 17:19 this word
     is in Authorized Version rendered incorrectly "bough."
     
       Heb. pardes, meaning an enclosed garden or plantation. Asaph
     is (Neh. 2:8) called the "keeper of the king's forest." The same
     Hebrew word is used Eccl. 2:5, where it is rendered in the
     plural "orchards" (R.V., "parks"), and Cant. 4: 13, rendered
     "orchard" (R.V. marg., "a paradise").
     
       "The forest of the vintage" (Zech. 11:2, "inaccessible
     forest," or R.V. "strong forest") is probably a figurative
     allusion to Jerusalem, or the verse may simply point to the
     devastation of the region referred to.
     
       The forest is an image of unfruitfulness as contrasted with a
     cultivated field (Isa. 29:17; 32:15; Jer. 26:18; Hos. 2:12).
     Isaiah (10:19, 33, 34) likens the Assyrian host under
     Sennacherib (q.v.) to the trees of some huge forest, to be
     suddenly cut down by an unseen stroke.
     

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  FOREST. By the English law, a forest is a circuit of ground properly under 
  the king's protection, for the peaceable living and abiding of beasts of 
  hunting and the chase, and distinguished not only by having bounds and 
  privileges, but also by having courts and offices. 12 do. 22. The 
  signification of forest in the United States is the popular one of an 
  extensive piece of woodland. Vide Purlieu. 
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Forest -- U.S. County in Pennsylvania
     Population (2000):    4946
     Housing Units (2000): 8701
     Land area (2000):     428.116792 sq. miles (1108.817354 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    3.278574 sq. miles (8.491468 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    431.395366 sq. miles (1117.308822 sq. km)
     Located within:       Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
     Location:             41.512821 N, 79.251941 W
     Headwords:
      Forest
      Forest, PA
      Forest County
      Forest County, PA
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Forest -- U.S. County in Wisconsin
     Population (2000):    10024
     Housing Units (2000): 8322
     Land area (2000):     1014.053317 sq. miles (2626.385922 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    32.342832 sq. miles (83.767546 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1046.396149 sq. miles (2710.153468 sq. km)
     Located within:       Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
     Location:             45.604373 N, 88.770485 W
     Headwords:
      Forest
      Forest, WI
      Forest County
      Forest County, WI
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Forest, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio
     Population (2000):    1488
     Housing Units (2000): 644
     Land area (2000):     1.187175 sq. miles (3.074768 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.187175 sq. miles (3.074768 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            27636
     Located within:       Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
     Location:             40.800818 N, 83.512403 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Forest, OH
      Forest
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Forest, LA -- U.S. village in Louisiana
     Population (2000):    275
     Housing Units (2000): 108
     Land area (2000):     1.662025 sq. miles (4.304624 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.662025 sq. miles (4.304624 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            26350
     Located within:       Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
     Location:             32.791594 N, 91.411978 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Forest, LA
      Forest
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Forest, VA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Virginia
     Population (2000):    8006
     Housing Units (2000): 3294
     Land area (2000):     14.613938 sq. miles (37.849924 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.085611 sq. miles (0.221732 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    14.699549 sq. miles (38.071656 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            28688
     Located within:       Virginia (VA), FIPS 51
     Location:             37.370723 N, 79.266801 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     24551
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Forest, VA
      Forest
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Forest, MS -- U.S. city in Mississippi
     Population (2000):    5987
     Housing Units (2000): 2257
     Land area (2000):     13.014636 sq. miles (33.707750 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.020073 sq. miles (0.051990 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    13.034709 sq. miles (33.759740 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            25340
     Located within:       Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28
     Location:             32.363627 N, 89.475348 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     39074
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Forest, MS
      Forest
  

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