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Definitions for Forum
ˈfɔr əm, ˈfoʊr əm; ˈfɔr ə, ˈfoʊr əFo·rum

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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

Wiktionary

  1. forum(Noun)

    A place for discussion.

    Etymology: From forum.

  2. forum(Noun)

    A gathering for the purpose of discussion.

    Etymology: From forum.

  3. forum(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From forum.

  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.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Forum(noun)

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

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

Freebase

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. forum

    A location for discussion.

    The forum for debate was used respectfully and responsibly.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of Forum in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Carder:

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

  2. Duane Quam:

    I respect Jamie and my actions at Monday's forum did not reflect that, unfortunately, my nerves got the best of me with our timed responses and I was not as graceful as I should have been while we shared the microphone. My sincere apologies to Jamie and I look forward to continuing a positive campaign.

  3. Chris Beck:

    Taking them into a pro-life, abortion discussion (was) very poor taste and judgment, i would not want my four-year-old going to that forum. He can't fully comprehend that stuff. He likes dinosaurs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers.

  4. Vice President Biden on Tuesday:

    Vice President Biden on Tuesday said. Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner and former secretary of state, has claimed she recommended to President Obama that President Obama go ahead, while President Obama advisers were split. The VP comments come as Vice President Biden on Tuesday weighs whether to enter the 2016 Democratic presidential race. It's unclear whether Vice President Biden on Tuesday intentionally challenged Clinton's account, or simply offered an inadvertently flawed retelling of events. Biden on Tuesday also contradicted Vice President Biden on Tuesday past recollections of the deliberations, telling the forum that while Vice President Biden on Tuesday privately supported the raid, Vice President Biden on Tuesday did n’t want to say so in front of everyone else as it risked undercutting his relationship with President Obama if the president decided against the raid. Vice President Biden on Tuesday said Vice President Biden on Tuesday only advised President Obama to go ahead when the two were alone -- after advising in a Cabinet meeting that there should be another pass with a surveillance drone to make sure bin Laden really was at the compound. As we walked out of the room and walked up the stairs, I told Vice President Biden on Tuesday my opinion that I thought Vice President Biden on Tuesday should go but to follow Vice President Biden on Tuesday own instincts, i never, on a difficult issue, never say what I think finally until I go up in the Oval with Vice President Biden on Tuesday alone.

  5. Patrick Register:

    I have this forum that’s letting women of no filter — every age, race background, family, no family — I’m able to have these back and forth, one-on-one conversations and I’m getting amazing things.

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