foren-, fore-

(Latin: forensis of a forum, place of assembly; public, public speaking; foras, foranus, outside, residing outside, out of doors)

An area that has been planted with trees.
1. Someone who is engaged in forest management and conservation.
2. An officer having responsibility for the maintenance of a forest.
3. A forest dweller; such as a person or animal living in a forest.
A section of land covered with forest or set aside for the cultivation of forests.
1. The science or skill of planting and caring for forests and the management of growing timber.
2. The management of forests for profitable ends such as timber production.
3. Forestland, especially that planted and commercially managed rather than growing naturally.
1. A medium in which the public may debate an issue or express opinions; such as, in magazines, in newspapers, or on the radio and the TV.
2. A public meeting or assembly to openly discuss matters of general interest.
3. An internet discussion group for participants with common interests.
4. A law court or tribunal.
5. In ancient Rome, a public square or marketplace in a city where business was conducted and the law courts were situated; especially, the market place in Rome.
6. Etymology: a public place, a marketplace (specifically in ancient Rome); a borrowing of Latin forum, "marketplace", which is apparently related to foris, foras "out of doors, outside".

The transferred sense in English of assembly, or place, for public discussion, is first recorded in 1690.

—Excerpts from A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language,
Dr. Ernest Klein, Elsevier Publishing Company; New York, 1966.
rain forest
1. A tropical forest, usually of tall, densely growing, broad-leaved evergreen trees in an area of high annual rainfall.
2. A forest in a climate with high annual rainfall and no dry season.
reforest, reaforest
1. To replant trees on (land denuded by cutting or fire).
2. To replant an area with trees after its original trees have been cut down.
reforestation, reafforestation
1. The restoration (replanting) of a forest that has been reduced by fire or by cutting.
2. To convert again into the forest; such as, a region or a section of a country.
To convert again into a forest or to plant with trees again.
A gallery between the vaulting and the roof of the aisle of a church; so called because it often has three openings to each bay.
Not covered with forest; "unforested lands".