[ ag-er-uh ]
/ ˈæg ər ə /
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noun, plural ag·o·rae [ag-uh-ree]. /ˈæg əˌri/. (in ancient Greece)

a popular political assembly.
the place where such an assembly met, originally a marketplace or public square.
the Ag·o·ra, the chief marketplace of Athens, center of the city's civic life.



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Origin of agora

First recorded in 1590–1600; from Greek agorā́ “assembly (of the common people, not the nobility), marketplace,” derivative of ageírein “to gather together”

Definition for agora (2 of 2)

[ ah-gawr-uh, -gohr-uh; Sephardic Hebrew ah-gaw-rah ]
/ ɑˈgɔr ə, -ˈgoʊr ə; Sephardic Hebrew ɑ gɔˈrɑ /

noun, plural a·go·rot [ah-gawr-oht, -gohr-; Sephardic Hebrew ah-gaw-rawt]. /ɑˈgɔr oʊt, -ˈgoʊr-; Sephardic Hebrew ɑ gɔˈrɔt/.

an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Israel, one 100th of a shekel: replaced the prutah as the fractional unit in 1960.
Also a·gu·ra [ah-gawr-uh, -gohr-uh; Sephardic Hebrew ah-gaw-rah] /ɑˈgɔr ə, -ˈgoʊr ə; Sephardic Hebrew ɑ gɔˈrɑ/ .

Origin of agora

First recorded in 1960–65; from Hebrew ăgōrāh “coin, payment,” from āgār “to hire”
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British Dictionary definitions for agora (1 of 2)

/ (ˈæɡərə) /

noun plural -rae (-riː, -raɪ)

(often capital)
  1. the marketplace in Athens, used for popular meetings, or any similar place of assembly in ancient Greece
  2. the meeting itself

Word Origin for agora

from Greek, from agorein to gather

British Dictionary definitions for agora (2 of 2)

/ (ˌæɡəˈrɑː) /

noun plural -rot (-ˈrɒt)

an Israeli monetary unit worth one hundredth of a shekel

Word Origin for agora

Hebrew, from āgōr to collect
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