forestage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n forestage the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Forestage (O. Eng. Law) A duty or tribute payable to the king's foresters.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n forestage In Eng. law: A duty or tribute payable to the king's foresters
    • n forestage An old service paid by foresters to the king.
    • n forestage The fighting-platform or forecastle which was built on the forward part of the upper deck of ancient vessels.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Forestage an ancient service paid by foresters to the king: the right of foresters
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. forestage,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. forest (Fr. forêt)—Low L. forestis (silva), the outside wood, as opposed to the parcus (park) or walled-in wood—L. foris, out of doors.