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. United States:

    We believe that the bankruptcy court is the best forum in which to implement appropriate procedures to equitably resolve claims and allocate the insurance proceeds among claimants.

  2. The University of Chicago:

    Partial data from an ongoing clinical trial is by definition incomplete and should never be used to draw conclusions about the safety or efficacy of a potential treatment that is under investigation, in this case, information from an internal forum for research colleagues concerning work in progress was released without authorization. Drawing any conclusions at this point is premature and scientifically unsound.

  3. Julia Olson:

    This is the lawsuit. This is it. And it has to be heard, but if the system denies these young people the right to be heard in the court of law then we will create another forum to do this -- whether it's outside on the courthouse steps, or another venue. We will do this. It's such an important story.

  4. Hillsdale Principal Amy Goldsmith:

    [ Y ] ou are representing the school in the speech, not using the podium as your public forum, we need to be mindful about the inclusion of religious aspects. These are your strong beliefs, but they are not appropriate for a speech in a school public setting. I know this will frustrate you, but we have to be mindful of it.

  5. Sarah Sanders:

    Out of consideration for the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay and to ensure his team can assist as needed, President Trump has canceled his Delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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