What does Forum mean?

Definitions for Forumˈfɔr əm, ˈfoʊr əm; ˈfɔr ə, ˈfoʊr ə

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Forum.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. forum(noun)

    a public meeting or assembly for open discussion

  2. forum, assembly, meeting place(noun)

    a public facility to meet for open discussion


  1. forum(Noun)

    A place for discussion.

  2. forum(Noun)

    A gathering for the purpose of discussion.

  3. forum(Noun)

    A form of discussion involving a panel of presenters and often participation by members of the audience.

  4. forum(Noun)

    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.

  5. Origin: From forum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forum(noun)

    a market place or public place in Rome, where causes were judicially tried, and orations delivered to the people

  2. Forum(noun)

    a tribunal; a court; an assembly empowered to hear and decide causes

  3. Origin: [L.; akin to foris, foras, out of doors. See Foreign.]


  1. Forum

    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

  1. Forum

    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

  1. forum

    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

  1. forum

    [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

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Forum' in Nouns Frequency: #1901


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Forum in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Forum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tyson Langhofer:

    The student union on campus is essentially a public forum.

  2. Judge Emmet Sullivan:

    This is a public forum, this is about the public's right to know.

  3. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    he G & A Forum promotes gratitude and appreciation ad infinitum!

  4. Bill Cosby:

    A stand-up concert is a free forum for audiences to scream whatever they want.

  5. Daniel Carder:

    We actually presented this data in a public forum and were actually questioned by Volkswagen.

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