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forest vs woods woods vs forest

forest and woods both are nouns.

forest is a verb but woods is not a verb.

As nouns, forest and woods are synonyms with the definitions:
  • the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
Other synonyms of forest include wood.
forest (noun) woods (noun)
the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
land that is covered with trees and shrubs
forest (verb) woods (verb)
establish a forest on previously unforested land