Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who is trained in forestry.
  • n. One that inhabits a forest.
  • n. Any of various chiefly black moths of the family Agaristidae.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who practices forestry.
  • n. A person who lives in a forest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who has charge of the growing timber on an estate; an officer appointed to watch a forest and preserve the game.
  • n. An inhabitant of a forest.
  • n. A forest tree.
  • n. A lepidopterous insect belonging to Alypia and allied genera.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An officer appointed to watch or keep a forest; one who has the charge of a forest; also, one whose occupation is the management of the timber on an estate or in a forest belonging to a government.
  • n. An inhabitant of a forest or wild country.
  • n. A forest-tree.
  • n. The giant kangaroo
  • n. The popular name of sundry moths of the family Zygœnidœ.
  • n. One who is versed in forestry.
  • n. One who practises forestry as a profession.
  • n. [capitalized] A member of any one of several benevolent and fraternal societies.
  • n. A pony raised in the New Forest.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone trained in forestry
  • n. English writer of adventure novels featuring Captain Horatio Hornblower (1899-1966)

Etymologies

Old French forestier, from forest + -ier, equivalent to forest +‎ -er. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Muller's clothing was scattered about, and he judged from it that the forester was a man of about his own size.

    The Hosts of the Air

  • "Nevertheless," I answered, "Raud the forester was the first to shelter me, and I do not forget."

    Wulfric the Weapon Thane

  • The forester was a married man, but he, too, began to annoy her from the first day.

    Voskresenie. English

  • "The forester is a fox," replied Karl; "no one will catch him; but as to the farmer and his young wife, Heaven have mercy on them!"

    Debit and Credit Translated from the German of Gustav Freytag

  • Anton called the forester to his side, and got much information from him.

    Debit and Credit Translated from the German of Gustav Freytag

  • Last October veterans of that battle sprung into action with a Hands off our Forest HOOF campaign, helped by the coincidence that Labour's leader in the Lords, ex-cabinet minister, Jan Royall, is herself a local "forester".

    Forestry sell-off: public and political opposition forced U-turn

  • The Duties of state forester, in this chapter called the forester, shall act state forester. for the commonwealth in suppressing the gypsy and brown tail moths and tent caterpillars; shall promote the per - petuation, extension and proper management of the public and private forest lands of the commonwealth; shall give such a course of instruction to the students of the Massa - chusetts state college on the art and science of forestry as may be arranged by the trustees of the college and the forester; and shall perform such other duties as may be imposed upon him by the governor and council.

    Acts and resolves passed by the General Court

  • The director of the Duties of division of forestry in the department of conservation, in state forester. this chapter called the forester, shall act for the common - wealth in suppressing the gypsy and brown tail moths and tent caterpillars; shall promote the perpetuation, extension and proper management of the public and private forest lands of the commonwealth; shall give such a course of in - struction to the students of the Massachusetts state college on the art and science of forestry as may be arranged by the trustees of the college and the forester; and shall per - form such other duties as may be imposed upon him by the governor and council.

    Acts and resolves passed by the General Court

  • Foster comes from "forester", you know, the king's forester.

    Oral History Interview with Virginia Foster Durr, March 13, 14, 15, 1975. Interview G-0023-1. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • He was a kind of forester on the property; he lived in Paris in the winter, but occasionally passed two or three days in the country whenever the General wished to obtain information about the crops.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

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