forum

[ fawr-uh m, fohr-uh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF forum
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The three stones were set up to keep chariots out of the forum.

It is the modern substitute for the forum of the old Roman town.

This forum of the people was shaded by a sextette of well-grown elms.

Forum, the place of general assembly in a Roman city, as the Agora was in a Greek.

"Thou shalt burn in the Forum for this," spluttered the Judge.

He will flatter no tribe no section in the forum or in the market-place.

It is just to suppose that the clamour of the tribes in the forum had little to do with his elevation.

Not for nothing had he been trained to speak in the Forum before men.

Leave the forum, the palaestra, the race-course, and gymnasium?

We are subject, as Bacon said, not only to "idols of the forum," but also to "idols of the den."

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FORUM

Round Table

nounbrainstorming session

marketplace

nounshopping place
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