Definition of forester in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfɒrɪstə/


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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3A small day-flying moth with metallic green forewings and a greenish-bronze body.
  • Genus Adscita, family Zygaenidae: several species.
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.
4Australian The eastern grey kangaroo. See grey kangaroo.
5 (Forester) British A member of the Ancient Order of Foresters, a friendly society.
Example sentences
  • David Green quotes from the rules of the Ancient Order Of Foresters.
  • Barman Charlie Tutty, of the Foresters, said: ‘It's quite funny seeing them.’
  • Last year 38-year-old Katrina Kent made her debut in the London Marathon and raised more than £1, 300 for The Foresters ' Fund for Children.


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

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