Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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Hebrew אגורה (agorá).

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From Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀγείρω (ageirō, "I gather, collect")

Examples

  • The word agora means "marketplace," and phobia means "fear" in Greek, so it is a fear of the market, which largely affects a huge population of hikikomori.

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  • The word agora means "marketplace," and phobia means "fear" in Greek, so it is a fear of the market, which largely affects a huge population of hikikomori.

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  • Cyrus the Great of Persia, for example, had once dismissed the Spartan army by saying that Greeks were men who set aside a place in the center of town where they could swear oaths and cheat each other, referring to the agora.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • Cyrus the Great of Persia, for example, had once dismissed the Spartan army by saying that Greeks were men who set aside a place in the center of town where they could swear oaths and cheat each other, referring to the agora.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • With true aristocratic nonchalance, its dark interior resembled, not black broadcloth and leather, but a kind of agora, so littered was every surface with the hairs of her pack of King Charles spaniels.

    Michael Henry Adams: "Would You Like Me To Take My Shoes Off?", Dancing, Lunching and Laughing With Mrs. William F. Buckley, Jr.

  • If he is right, then I fell into the trap myself, by using the word "agora" marketplace earlier.

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  • The agora was a classical city’s principal marketplace.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • The agora was a city’s main square for commercial, social, and political activity.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • The agora was a classical city’s principal market place—its center for commercial, social, and political activity.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • The agora was a classical city’s principal market place—its center for commercial, social, and political activity.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

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