afforest


afforest
[ə'fɒrɪst]
verb
1》 convert (land) into forest for commercial exploitation.
2》 Brit. historical bring (woodland) under the jurisdiction of forest law for the purpose of hunting.
Derivatives
afforestation noun

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  • Afforest — Af*for est, v. t. [LL. afforestare; ad + forestare. See {Forest}.] To convert into a forest; as, to afforest a tract of country. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • afforest — ► VERB ▪ convert (land) into forest. DERIVATIVES afforestation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • afforest — [ə fôr′ist] vt. [ML afforestare: see AD & FOREST] to turn (land) into forest; plant many trees on afforestable adj. afforestation [ə fôr′əs tā′shən] n …   English World dictionary

  • afforest — verb /əˈfɒrɪst,əˈfɔrɪst,əˈfɒrɪst/ To make into forest After we leave the quarry, we intend to afforest the land and turn it into a nature reserve Syn: forest Ant: deforest …   Wiktionary

  • afforest — transitive verb see afforestation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • afforest — afforestation, afforestment, n. /euh fawr ist, euh for /, v.t. to convert (bare or cultivated land) into forest, originally for the purpose of providing hunting grounds. [1495 1505; < ML afforestare, equiv. to af AF + forest(is) FOREST + are inf …   Universalium

  • afforest — v. convert bare land into forest …   English contemporary dictionary

  • afforest — af·for·est …   English syllables

  • afforest — af•for•est [[t]əˈfɔr ɪst, əˈfɒr [/t]] v. t. est•ed, est•ing to convert (bare or cultivated land) into forest • Etymology: 1495–1505; < ML afforestāre= L af af + forestāre, v. der. of LLforestis forest af•for est•a′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • afforest — /əˈfɒrəst/ (say uh foruhst) verb (t) to convert (bare or cultivated land) into forest, originally for the purpose of providing hunting grounds. {Medieval Latin afforestāre. See ad , forest} –afforestation /əfɒrəsˈteɪʃən/ (say uhforuhs tayshuhn),… …   Australian English dictionary