Afforest

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English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /əˈfɒrɪst/
  • (US) IPA: /əˈfɔrɪst/, /əˈfɒrɪst/

Etymology

First attested in the 16th century. From Medieval Latin afforēstō < ad (towards) + forēsta (forest)

Verb

Afforest (third-person singular simple present Afforests, present participle Afforesting, simple past and past participle Afforested)

  1. (transitive) To make into forest
    After we leave the quarry, we intend to afforest the land and turn it into a nature reserve

Notes

"Afforest" once connoted bringing woodland under forest law in order to provide hunting grounds. However today the verb is more likely to connote commercial exploitation.

Translations

Quotations

Synonyms

  • (to make into forest): forest

Antonyms

Derived terms

References

  • 2005, Ed. Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson, The Oxford Dictionary of English (2nd edition revised), Oxford University Press, ISBN 0198610572
  • 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192830988
  • Afforest, v.” in OED Online, Oxford University Press, 1989.

Translations

et:afforest io:afforest kn:afforest ml:afforest ja:afforest fi:afforest sv:afforest tr:afforest vi:afforest

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