Pronunciation: (fôr'ist, for'-), [key]
1. a large tract of land covered with trees and underbrush; woodland.
2. the trees on such a tract: to cut down a forest.
3. a tract of wooded grounds in England formerly belonging to the sovereign and set apart for game.
4. a thick cluster of vertical objects: a forest of church spires.
to supply or cover with trees; convert into a forest.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.