Fora



[fawr-uh, fohr-uh] /ˈfɔr ə, ˈfoʊr ə/

noun
1.
a plural of .
[fawr-uh m, fohr-uh m] /ˈfɔr əm, ˈfoʊr əm/
noun, plural forums, fora
[fawr-uh, fohr-uh] /ˈfɔr ə, ˈfoʊr ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
the marketplace or public square of an ancient Roman city, the center of judicial and business affairs and a place of assembly for the people.
2.
a court or tribunal:
the forum of public opinion.
3.
an assembly, meeting place, television program, etc., for the discussion of questions of public interest.
4.
Also called online forum, Internet forum, Web forum. .
5.
the Forum, the forum in the ancient city of Rome.
noun
1.
a website or section of a website that is used for public discussion of a specific topic and on which users can submit or read messages:
You should post your questions on a parenting message board and get support from other parents.
2.
an online discussion group that is maintained on such a website:
To participate in the message board, you must be a registered user.
/ˈfɔːrəm/
noun (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
/rəʊˈmɑːnəm/
noun
1.
the Forum, the main forum of ancient Rome, situated between the Capitoline and the Palatine Hills
noun
1.
an internet discussion forum
noun

an Internet-based forum for an interest group; also called bulletin board , discussion board , interactive message board
Examples

Message boards usually offer chat, email, and ability to share documents.
n.

mid-15c., “place of assembly in ancient Rome,” from Latin forum “marketplace, open space, public place,” apparently akin to foris, foras “out of doors, outside,” from PIE root *dhwer- (see door). Sense of “assembly, place for public discussion” first recorded 1680s.

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