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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forest  \For"est\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  forest;  sylvan. 
 
  {Forest  fly}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  One  of  numerous  species  of  blood-sucking  flies,  of  the 
  family  {Tabanid[ae]},  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)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forest  \For"est\,  v.  t. 
  To  cover  with  trees  or  wood. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forest  \For"est\,  n.  [OF.  forest,  F.  for[^e]t,  LL  forestis 
  also  forestus  forestum  foresta,  prop.,  open  ground 
  reserved  for  the  chase,  fr  L.  foris,  foras,  out  of  doors, 
  abroad.  See  {Foreign}.] 
  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  --Burrill. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  forest 
  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  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Forest,  IN 
  Zip  code(s):  46039 
  Forest,  LA  (village,  FIPS  26350) 
  Location:  32.79242  N,  91.41216  W 
  Population  (1990):  263  (109  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Forest,  MS  (city,  FIPS  25340) 
  Location:  32.35689  N,  89.47397  W 
  Population  (1990):  5060  (1968  housing  units) 
  Area:  22.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  39074 
  Forest,  OH  (village,  FIPS  27636) 
  Location:  40.80310  N,  83.51189  W 
  Population  (1990):  1594  (628  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Forest,  TX 
  Zip  code(s):  75925 
  Forest,  VA  (CDP,  FIPS  28688) 
  Location:  37.37354  N,  79.27834  W 
  Population  (1990):  5624  (2287  housing  units) 
  Area:  35.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  24551 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Forest 
  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. 
 




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