plural forums also fo·ra
Definition of FORUM
1 a : the marketplace or public place of an ancient Roman city forming the center of judicial and public
b : a public meeting place for open discussion
c : a medium (as a newspaper or online service) of open discussion or expression of ideas
2: a judicial body or assembly : court
3 a : a public meeting or lecture involving audience discussion
b : a program (as on radio or television) involving discussion of a problem usually by several authorities
Examples of FORUM
- Forums were held to determine how to handle the situation.
- The town has scheduled a public forum to discuss the proposal.
- The club provides a forum for people who share an interest in local history.
Origin of FORUM
Latin; akin to Latin foris outside, fores door — more at
First Known Use: 15th century