a public meeting or assembly for open discussion
forum, assembly, meeting place(noun)
a public facility to meet for open discussion
A place for discussion.
A gathering for the purpose of discussion.
A form of discussion involving a panel of presenters and often participation by members of the audience.
An Internet message board where users can post messages regarding one or more topics of discussion.
Trish was an admin member on three forums, and had no trouble at all when it came to moderating them.
Origin: From forum.
a market place or public place in Rome, where causes were judicially tried, and orations delivered to the people
a tribunal; a court; an assembly empowered to hear and decide causes
Origin: [L.; akin to foris, foras, out of doors. See Foreign.]
A forum was a public square in a Roman municipium, or any civitas, reserved primarily for the vending of goods; i.e., a marketplace, along with the buildings used for shops and the stoas used for open stalls. Many forums were constructed at remote locations along a road by the magistrate responsible for the road, in which case the forum was the only settlement at the site and had its own name, such as Forum Popili or Forum Livi.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fō′rum, n. a market-place, esp. the market-place in Rome, where public business was transacted and justice dispensed: the courts of law as opposed to the Parliament. [L., akin to foras, out of doors.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
A safety-valve for letting out superfluous air. _E. g._, "Let the Forum always be open to the people, and let the treasury always be open to us."--From Titus Livy's _Psychology of the First Contractor_.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[Usenet, GEnie, CI$; pl. fora or forums] Any discussion group accessible through a dial-in BBS, a mailing list, or a newsgroup (see the network). A forum functions much like a bulletin board; users submit postings for all to read and discussion ensues. Contrast real-time chat via talk mode or point-to-point personal email.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Forum' in Nouns Frequency: #1901
The numerical value of Forum in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Forum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
he G & A Forum promotes gratitude and appreciation ad infinitum!
A stand-up concert is a free forum for audiences to scream whatever they want.
It is impossible for ideas to compete in the marketplace if no forum for their presentation is provided or available.
As you know, we have recently met at the World Energy Forum. The forum was highly effective, in particular in the context of our contacts. Cooperation between Russia and Turkey is of special significance.
We're at a forum in Dakar talking about the need for Africans to collectively take charge of their security and yet it's not happening where there is urgency, everybody distrusts everybody. We have to get beyond that.
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Translations for Forum
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- منتدى, المنتدىArabic
- свободна дискусия, форумBulgarian
- fòrumCatalan, Valencian
- kunveno, forumoEsperanto
- تالار گفتگو, فروم, انجمنPersian
- foro, forumItalian
- 討論会, フォーラム, 討論, 伝言板Japanese
- 토론, 포럼Korean
- marae āteaMāori
- forum, foraNorwegian
- tartıştay, divan, forum, müzakere yeri, münteda, yazışmalıkTurkish
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