Pronunciation: (fôr'ist, for'-),[key] —n. 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.
—v.t. to supply or cover with trees; convert into a forest.