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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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)plant, set

Narrower (hyponym)re-afforest, reforest

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