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Shaw vs Forest – What’s the difference?

Shaw vs Forest - What's the difference?
As a proper noun shaw is an english topographic surname for someone who lived by a small wood or copse. 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.



Alternative forms

* shawe


(en noun )

  • (label) A thicket; a small wood or grove.
  • *:
  • *:Thenne said sire kay I requyre you lete vs preue this aduenture / I shal not fayle you said sir Gaherys / and soo they rode that tyme tyl a lake / that was that tyme called the peryllous lake / And there they abode vnder the shawe of the wood
  • *1936 , (Alfred Edward Housman), More Poems , V, lines 1-2
  • The snows are fled away, leaves on the shaws , / And grasses in the mead renew their birth,
  • (label) The leaves and tops of vegetables, especially potatoes and turnips.
  • *1932 , (Lewis Grassic Gibbon), Sunset Song”, Polygon, 2006 (”A Scots Quair ), p.35:
  • *:Up here the hills were brave with the beauty and the heat of it, but the hayfield was still all a crackling dryness and in the potato park beyond the biggings the shaws drooped red and rusty already.
  • Anagrams




    (wikipedia forest )


    (en noun )

  • A dense collection of trees covering a relatively large area. Larger than woods.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=29, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Unspontaneous combustion
    , passage=Since the mid-1980s, when Indonesia first began to clear its bountiful forests on an industrial scale in favour of lucrative palm-oil plantations, “haze” has become an almost annual occurrence in South-East Asia. The cheapest way to clear logged woodland is to burn it, producing an acrid cloud of foul white smoke that, carried by the wind, can cover hundreds, or even thousands, of square miles.}}

  • 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.
  • * {{quote-book, year=2006, author=
  • , title=Internal Combustion
    , chapter=2 citation
    , passage=Throughout the 1500s, the populace roiled over a constellation of grievances of which the forest‘ emerged as a key focal point. The popular late Middle Ages fictional character Robin Hood, dressed in green to symbolize the ‘ forest , dodged fines for forest offenses and stole from the rich to give to the poor. But his appeal was painfully real and embodied the struggle over wood.}}

  • (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

    * (<a href="https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Glossary

  • commonslite”>commonslite)
  • Verb

    (en verb )

  • To cover an area with trees.
  • See also

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


    1000 English basic words