What does Forum mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forumnoun

    a public meeting or assembly for open discussion

  2. forum, assembly, meeting placenoun

    a public facility to meet for open discussion

Wiktionary

  1. forumnoun

    A place for discussion.

    Etymology: From forum.

  2. forumnoun

    A gathering for the purpose of discussion.

    Etymology: From forum.

  3. forumnoun

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

    Etymology: From forum.

  4. forumnoun

    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. Forumnoun

    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. Forumnoun

    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  

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  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. Michael Zeldin:

    From a legal perspective... you have an allegation, you have an investigation, and then you have testimony, the notion that they are providing her due process -- a forum to tell her story, which she has already told in written form -- without there being an intervening investigation makes no sense to me legally.

  2. Le Drian:

    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.

  3. Jamal Khashoggi:

    We suffer from poverty, mismanagement and poor education, through the creation of an independent international forum, isolated from the influence of nationalist governments spreading hate through propaganda, ordinary people in the Arab world would be able to address the structural problems their societies face.

  4. Mark Carney:

    This is the breakthrough in mainstreaming climate finance the world needs, most fundamentally, GFANZ will act as the strategic forum to ensure the financial system works together to broaden, deepen, and accelerate the transition to a net zero economy.

  5. Judge Daniel Collins:

    California’s forced closure of their private schools implicates a right that has long been considered fundamental under the applicable caselaw—the right of parents to control their children’s education and to choose their children’s educational forum.

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