Forest vs Forrest – What’s the difference?

Forest vs Forrest - What's the difference?
As a noun forest is a dense collection of trees covering a relatively large area larger than woods. As a verb forest is to cover an area with trees. As an adjective forrest is (attributive) foremost, front.



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(en noun )

  • A dense collection of trees covering a relatively large area. Larger than woods.
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  • Any dense collection or amount.
  • forest of criticism.
  • (historical) A defined area of land set aside in England as royal hunting ground or for other privileged use; all such areas.
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  • (graph theory) A disjoint union of trees.
  • Hyponyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * forestal
    * forest-bill
    * forested
    * forester
    * forestial
    * forestlike
    * forestry
    * can’t see the forest for the trees
    * rainforest

    See also

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  • Verb

    (en verb )

  • To cover an area with trees.
  • See also

    * bush
    * deforest
    * holt
    * jungle
    * weald
    * wood
    * woodland
    * woods


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    Proper noun

    (en proper noun )

  • for someone who lived or worked in a Royal forest (area of woodland reserved for hunting)
  • transferred from the surname.
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