forester

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Middle English forester, a borrowing from Old French forestier, from forest + -ier; equivalent to forest +‎ -er. Displaced native Old English wuduweard.

Noun[edit]

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forester (plural foresters)

  1. A person who practices forestry.
  2. (obsolete or colloquial) A person who lives in a forest.
  3. A moth in the family Zygaenidae.
  4. Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genus Lethe. Other members of this genus are called tree browns and wood browns.

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French forestier; equivalent to forest +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌfɔrisˈteːr/, /ˈfɔristər/, /fɔ(r)sˈteːr/, /ˈfɔ(r)stər/

Noun[edit]

forester (plural foresters)

  1. A forester; a forest warden.
    Synonym: wodeward
  2. A huntsman; one who hunts.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: forester (obsolete foster)
  • Scots: forester

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