- 1a large area covered chiefly with trees and undergrowth
- 2an area of land, smaller than a wood, that is covered with growing trees
Using forest: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "forest" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
The forest was dense and dark.
The Amazon rainforest is the largest forest in the world.
We went for a walk in the forest.
The forest was home to many different animals.
forest Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using forest
to be so focused on the details or small parts of a problem that you fail to understand the larger issue
He can't see the forest for the trees; he's too focused on the individual tasks to see the bigger picture.
I've never been in a car accident, knock on wood.
Although the surgery was successful, she's not out of the woods yet.
Phrases with forest
an area of woodland in central England, formerly covering extensive parts of several counties
The Forest of Dean is a popular tourist destination.
The forest fire destroyed thousands of acres of land.
The forest ranger helped us find our way back to the trail.
Summary: forest in Brief
A 'forest' [ˈfɒrɪst] is a large area covered with trees and undergrowth. It is smaller than a wood and can be home to many different animals. The term 'forest' extends into phrases like 'forest fire,' and idioms like 'can't see the forest for the trees,' meaning to focus too much on details and miss the bigger picture.