from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A place of congregation, especially an ancient Greek marketplace.
  • n. See Table at currency.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A place for gathering.
  • n. A marketplace, especially in Classical Greece.
  • n. Since 1960, a monetary unit and coin of Israel, the 100th part of a shekel / sheqel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An assembly; hence, the place of assembly, especially the market place, in an ancient Greek city.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ancient Greece: A popular political assembly; any meeting of the people, especially for the promulgation or discussion of laws or public measures. Hence —
  • n. The chief public square and market-place of a town, in which such meetings were originally held, corresponding to the Roman forum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the marketplace in ancient Greece
  • n. 100 agorot equal 1 shekel in Israel
  • n. a place of assembly for the people in ancient Greece


Greek agorā; see ger- in Indo-European roots.
Hebrew 'ăgôrâ, from 'āgar, to hire; see אgr in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀγείρω (ageirō, "I gather, collect") (Wiktionary)
Hebrew אגורה (agorá). (Wiktionary)


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