forum


For the noun: forum
Plural form: forums, fora

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
fo•rum /ˈfɔrəm/USA pronunciation  n. [countable],pl.  fo•rums, fo•ra
    /ˈfɔrə/.USA pronunciation 
  1. the marketplace or public square of an ancient Roman city.
    • a meeting place for or a means through which discussion of matters of public interest can be conducted:The magazine is a forum for various political views.
    • a public meeting or assembly for such discussion.
    • a discussion of a public issue by a select group.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

forum /ˈfɔːrəm/ n ( pl -rums, -ra / -rə/)
  1. a meeting or assembly for the open discussion of subjects of public interest
  2. a medium for open discussion, such as a magazine
  3. a public meeting place for open discussion
  4. a court; tribunal
  5. (in South Africa) a pressure group of leaders or representatives, esp Black leaders or representatives
  6. (in ancient Italy) an open space, usually rectangular in shape, serving as a city's marketplace and centre of public business
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin: public place; related to Latin foris outside



Forum, Forum Romanum /rəʊˈmɑːnəm/ n
  1. the Forumthe main forum of ancient Rome, situated between the Capitoline and the Palatine Hills



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