Definition of forest noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    forest

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈfɔrəst//
     
    , NAmE//ˈfɑrəst//
     
     
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  1. 1 [countable, uncountable] a large area of land that is thickly covered with trees a tropical forest a forest fire Thousands of acres of forest are destroyed each year. see also cloud forest, rainforest
  2. 2[countable] forest (of something) a mass of tall narrow objects that are close together a forest of television antennas
  3. Idioms
    not see the forest for the trees
     
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    to not see or understand the main point about something, because you are paying too much attention to small details
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