• WordNet 3.6
    • n forester someone trained in forestry
    • n Forester English writer of adventure novels featuring Captain Horatio Hornblower (1899-1966)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Hut in forest Hut in forest
Peter in the forest Peter in the forest
Jamestown Island, Virginia. On this small island—half forest and half marsh—was planted the English colony of which Raleigh and Gilbert dreamed Jamestown Island, Virginia. On this small island—half forest and half marsh—was planted the English colony of which...
The princess and the wolves in the forest The princess and the wolves in the forest
A forest camp by the water A forest camp by the water
In the New Forest In the New Forest
The forest tent-caterpillar moth The forest tent-caterpillar moth

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the United States, about 33% of land is covered by forests
    • Forester A forest tree.
    • Forester (Zoöl) A lepidopterous insect belonging to Alypia and allied genera; as, the eight-spotted forester A. octomaculata), which in the larval state is injurious to the grapevine.
    • Forester An inhabitant of a forest.
    • Forester One who has charge of the growing timber on an estate; an officer appointed to watch a forest and preserve the game.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: More than 25% of the world's forests are in Siberia.
    • n forester An officer appointed to watch or keep a forest; one who has the charge of a forest; also, one whose occupation is the management of the timber on an estate or in a forest belonging to a government.
    • n forester An inhabitant of a forest or wild country.
    • n forester A forest-tree.
    • n forester The giant kangaroo
    • n forester The popular name of sundry moths of the family Zygœnidœ. The eight-spotted forester, Alypia octomaculata, is a pretty black species with large yellow spots, the larva of which is one of the blue caterpillars of the grape-vine, being of a pale-bluish color with light-orange bands across the middle of each joint. There are two annual generations, and the larva transforms to pupa in a slight cocoon on or just beneath the surface of the ground.
    • n forester One who is versed in forestry.
    • n forester One who practises forestry as a profession.
    • n forester [capitalized] A member of any one of several benevolent and fraternal societies. A member of the Ancient Order of Foresters, founded in Yorkshire, England, in 1745, and introduced into the United States in 1832. It has ‘courts’ or lodges in 36 countries, a membership of over a million, and disburses per annum over $5,000,000.
    • n forester A pony raised in the New Forest.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The deepest canyon in the USA is Kings Canyon, East Fresno, CA, which runs through Sierra and Sequoia National Forests. The deepest point, that measures 8,200 ft, is in the Sierra National Park Forest section of the canyon.
    • ns Forester one who has charge of a forest: an inhabitant of a forest
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  • Henrik Ibsen
    “A forest bird never wants a cage.”
  • A. Whitney Brown
    A. Whitney Brown
    “I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.”
  • Fiona Macleod
    Fiona Macleod
    “A handful of pine-seed will cover mountains with the green majesty of forests. I too will set my face to the wind and throw my handful of seed on high.”
  • Victor Hugo
    “The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.”
  • John Muir
    John Muir
    “The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.”


Can't see the forest for its trees - If someone can't see the forest for its trees, they are too focused on specific details to see the picture as a whole.
Forest for the trees - (USA) If someone can't see the forest for the trees, they get so caught up in small details that they fail to understand the bigger picture.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. forestier, LL. forestarius,
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.


In literature:

Those who have never lived in a great forest region can have little idea of the extent of the damage caused by these great forest fires.
"Checking the Waste" by Mary Huston Gregory
Proud and bright, with forest-clad heights in the background, Trebizond bathes in the rays of the midday sun.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
Behind them lay the city, and before them the hills and the forest, all in a robe of white.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
Are we to leave them to overrun our forests, our fields, our plantations.
"The Secret of the Island" by W.H.G. Kingston (translation from Jules Verne)
The old forester made his obeisance.
"The Children of the New Forest" by Captain Marryat
The planter roused himself from considering at what point of his newly acquired land he should begin the attack upon the forest.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
Silence, then a beginning of sound, like the beginning of wind in the forest.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
They must finally have sprung out again through another wall of forest to other towns.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
De Forest was given the necessary instructions, and drove out to Jenkintown with his team.
"The Expressman and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
There are miles of forest, but not such a forest as we are accustomed to see.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks

In poetry:

Not undelightful now to roam
The wild heath sparkling on the sight;
Not undelightful now to pace
The forest's ample rounds;
"Ode Written On The First Of December" by Robert Southey
Nipp'd by the year the forest fades;
And, shaking to the wind,
The leaves toss to and fro, and streak
The wilderness behind.
"The Complaint of Nature" by John Logan
"Forest, though the tempests blow,
The years come and the years go,
And the seasons wax and wane,
You are ever young again."
"Return" by Mihai Eminescu
When the red man in his fragile bark
Sped o’er thy glassy wave,
And found amid thy forests wild
His cradle, home and grave.
"THe River Saguenay" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
O the radiant light that girdled
Field and forest, land and sea,
When we all were young together,
And the earth was new to me:
"The Buried Flower" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
Then the torrents of the North,
And the forest pines were still,
While a hollow chant came forth
From the dark sepulchral hill.
"The Sword Of The Tomb : A Northern Legend" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

In this May 29, 2012 file photo provided by the US Forest Service, a firefighter walks along a burn out line along a large wildfire in the Gila National Forest in New Mexico.
Credit Brady Smith / USDA Forest Service, Coconino National Forest.
(AP) — It was supposed to take the US Forest Service four years to decide which roads and trails throughout the nation's vast network of forests should be designated for travel by motorcycles, four-wheelers and other backcountry vehicles.
The National Forest service changed out the top ranks at the Superior National Forest.
FOREST HILLS—The MBTA received no bids on a surplus parcel south of the Forest Hills T Station on Hyde Park Avenue.
One resolution passed requests the Wayne National Forest to conduct an environmental impact statement prior to the release of any lands located within the forest for gas drilling.
Woodcutting season in the Eldorado National Forest will open early this year, beginning on March 16 rather than the usual April 1, announced Forest Supervisor Ramiro Villalvazo.
This project along with other similar projects throughout the woodcocks breeding range represents a growing trend in forest and wildlife management that recognizes the importance of young forest habitat.
Forest Service ranger said that a campfire was to blame for a forest fire that burned 150 acres in the Sampson area during the weekend.
Forest Service offices throughout Central Oregon began selling permits to harvest Christmas trees from the Ochoco and Deschutes National Forest starting Friday.
In a statement provided by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center at the time, Edgeton said he had reached many of his professional goals for himself and the research park, including the opening of Wake Forest BioTech Place.
Forest Park map set, $22.50, contains a map of all Forest Park trails and nine detailed guides to loop hikes with points of interest.
MONTROSE FOREST PRODUCTS General Manager Norm Birtcher told area residents that having a viable lumber mill in Montrose will play a key role in keeping the region s forests healthy.
The Forest Service overhauls its forest-planning process — but goes too far.
WCS scientists discover the Arakan forest turtle, previously known only by museum and captive specimens, in a dense bamboo forest in Myanmar.

In science:

Forest diagrams for elements of Thompson’s group F .
Busemann points of Artin groups of dihedral type
For every signature ∆ and for every finite set F of (relational) forests there exists (up to a homomorphism equivalence) a uniquely determined set D of structures such that (F , D) forms a finite duality.
Forbidden lists (NP and CSP for combinatorialists)
For the sake of completeness let us say that a forest is a structure not containing any cycle.
Forbidden lists (NP and CSP for combinatorialists)
By Theorem 1 we know that if F ′ is a set of (relational) forests then the set F ′ has a dual set D ′ (in the class Relcov (∆, ∆′ )).
Forbidden lists (NP and CSP for combinatorialists)
Thus let us assume that one of these minimal elements, say F′ 0 , is not a forest.
Forbidden lists (NP and CSP for combinatorialists)