Etymology
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forester (n.)

late 13c. (late 12c. as a surname), "officer in charge of a forest," from Old French forestier "forest ranger, forest-dweller" (12c., also, as an adjective, "wild, rough, coarse, unsociable"), from forest (see forest (n.)).

updated on December 19, 2014

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Definitions of forester from WordNet
1
forester (n.)
someone trained in forestry;
Synonyms: tree farmer / arboriculturist
2
Forester (n.)
English writer of adventure novels featuring Captain Horatio Hornblower (1899-1966);
Synonyms: C. S. Forester / Cecil Scott Forester
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.