from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To convert (open land) into a forest by planting trees or their seeds.
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- v. To make into forest
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To convert into a forest.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To convert, as bare or cultivated land, into forest, as was done by the first Norman kings in England, for the purpose of providing themselves with hunting-grounds.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. establish a forest on previously unforested land
Medieval Latin afforēstāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Medieval Latin forēstāre (from forēsta, forest; see forest).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
First attested in the 16th century. From Medieval Latin afforēstō, from ad ("towards") + forēsta ("forest") (Wiktionary)