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English noun: forest

1. forest (group) the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area


Synonymswood, woods


Broader (hypernym)botany, flora, vegetation


Narrower (hyponym)bosk, grove, jungle, old growth, rain forest, rainforest, second growth, virgin forest


Member holonymtree, underbrush, undergrowth, underwood

2. forest (object) land that is covered with trees and shrubs


Synonymstimber, timberland, woodland


Broader (hypernym)biome, dry land, earth, ground, land, solid ground, terra firma


Narrower (hyponym)greenwood, riparian forest, silva, sylva, tree farm


Instance hyponymBlack Forest, Schwarzwald, Sherwood Forest, Wilderness


English verb: forest

1. forest (contact) establish a forest on previously unforested land


SamplesAfforest the mountains.


Synonymsafforest


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)plant, set


Narrower (hyponym)re-afforest, reforest









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