Definition of Forest fire

1. Noun. An uncontrolled fire in a wooded area.

Generic synonyms: Fire
Specialized synonyms: Crown Fire, Ground Fire, Surface Fire

Definition of Forest fire

1. Noun. A fire, often large, that consumes a forest or woodland. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forest Fire

forest falcon
forest fire (current term)
forest fire fighter
forest fires
forest goat
forest god
forest green
forest green tree frog
forest health
forest machine
forest plan
forest plot
forest plots
forest red gum
forest residue
forest tent caterpillar

Literary usage of Forest fire

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1. The Practice of Silviculture: With Particular Reference to Its Application by Ralph Chipman Hawley (1921)
"The chief significance from the forest fire standpoint of cloudy versus sunny ... Methods of forest fire Protection. — The methods of obtaining protection ..."

2. Our National Forests: A Short Popular Account of the Work of the United by Richard Hans Douai Boerker (1918)
"How forest fire Funds Are Distributed. It devolves upon the Forest Supervisor and also the District Forester to apportion the appropriation allotted for ..."

3. Forestry Quarterly by New York State College of Forestry (1903)
"THE NEW YORK forest fire LAW. It seems, on account of the disastrous forest fires which h,ave recently occurred in the Northeastern United States, ..."

4. The Development of Forest Law in America: A Historical Presentation of the by Jay P. Kinney (1917)
"In Michigan, Tennessee and West Virginia the direction of forest fire control is vested in the state forest, fish and game commissioner, which officer is ..."

5. Elements of Forestry by Nelson Courtlandt Brown, Frederick Franklin Moon (1914)
"A strip kept clear of inflammable material as a protection against the spread of forest fire. First growth, 1. Natural forest in which no cuttings have been ..."

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