Definition of forester in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfôrəstər/


1A person in charge of a forest or skilled in planting, managing, or caring for trees.
Example sentences
  • Without trained foresters to mark the trees that should be cut, oversee the cutting, and develop plans to protect forests from fires and pilfering, sustained yield and preservation were impossible.
  • Last week, our foresters and contractors planted 12,700 pine seedlings on land burned by the Blodgett Canyon Fire in 2000.
  • In 1994, Global ReLeaf helped local foresters in central Minnesota plant 13,000 white pine seedlings.
2chiefly archaic A person or animal living in a forest.
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2.1Australian The eastern gray kangaroo. See gray kangaroo.
3A small black day-flying moth with two white or yellow spots on each wing.
  • Family Agaristidae: several genera and species, including the eight-spotted forester (Alypia octomaculata), common throughout the northeastern US.
Example sentences
  • As the corn ripens and promises another fruitful harvest, so the foresters and their nymphs go off to consummate their love and, presumably, to eventually produce a harvest of their own.


Middle English: from Old French forestier, from forest (see forest).

Words that rhyme with forester


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Syllabification: for·est·er

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