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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fo"rum
  1. A market place or public place in Rome, where causes were judicially tried, and orations delivered to the people.
  2. A tribunal; a court; an assembly empowered to hear and decide causes."He [Lord Camden] was . . . more eminent in the senate than in the forum." [Brougham.]

Etymology: L.; akin to foris foras, out of doors. See Foreign

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A public facility to meet for open discussion
  2. A public meeting or assembly for open discussion

From Latin forum (“public market place, forum”).

  1. A place for discussion.
  2. A gathering for the purpose of discussion.
  3. A form of discussion involving a panel of presenters and often participation by members of the audience.
  4. (Internet) An Internet message board where users can post messages regarding one or more topics of discussion.
    Trish was an admin member on three and had no trouble at all when it came to moderating them.
  5. A square or marketplace in a Roman town, used for public business and commerce.

forum was also found in the following language(s): French, Italian, Latin, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, and Serbo-Croatian

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Fun Facts about the name Forum

  • How Popular is the name Forum? Forum is the 84,709th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Forum have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Forum in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Forum? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2000 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Forum first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Forum is Monday, December 18th, 1899.
  • What year had the most people named Forum born? The highest recorded use of the first name Forum was in 2000 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Forum: Your name in reverse order is Murof. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ufmor. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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