Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


to convert (bare or cultivated land) into forest, originally for the purpose of providing hunting grounds.
Historical Examples

Irrigation and afforestation are both necessary for the successful development of the West.
Our First Half-Century Government of Queensland

In this matter of afforestation, Scanno continues its system of draconic severity.
Alone Norman Douglas

Tonight we’ll drop you near In Guezzam, they have one of the big solar pump, afforestation developments there.
Border, Breed Nor Birth Dallas McCord Reynolds

Nearly 300,000 yen had been spent in twelve months on afforestation.
The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott

We look forward to the part that this new clothing will play in the general scheme of afforestation.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, Feb. 19, 1919 Various

After the afforestation by the Conqueror, the cultivated parts yielded only one hundred and twenty-nine pounds.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 5 Various

The Forest Laws were oppressive, and for the purpose of afforestation many wrongs were committed.
Rebuilding Britain Alfred Hopkinson

For instance, the question of afforestation and the necessity for keeping up a readily available supply of wood is touched on.
The Century of Columbus James J. Walsh

The topic of Piriapolis brings us to the question of afforestation.
Uruguay W. H. Koebel

The Board is carrying on the afforestation of Ireland, which in many parts is almost without trees.
Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

(transitive) to plant trees on; convert into forested land


Read Also:

  • Affranchise

    to free from a state of dependence, servitude, or obligation. verb (transitive) to release from servitude or an obligation

  • Affray

    a public fight; a noisy quarrel; brawl. Law. the fighting of two or more persons in a public place. Archaic. to frighten. Historical Examples I remember that the valiant Marino Contarino died in this affray; and, with immortal example, the four brothers Cornaro; alas! Isabella Orsini Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi This was by no means a […]

  • Affrayer

    a person who engages in an ; brawler.

  • Affreight

    to charter (a ship) as a freight carrier.

Disclaimer: Afforestation definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.