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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 for·est /ˈfɔrəst, ˈfɑr-/

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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·est n.
 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.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·est, a. Of or pertaining to a forest; sylvan.
 Forest fly. Zool. (a) One of numerous species of blood-sucking flies, of the family Tabanidæ, 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·est, v. t. To cover with trees or wood.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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.