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ag·o·ra 1

n. pl. ag·o·ras or ag·o·rae (-ə-rē′)
A place of congregation, especially an ancient Greek marketplace.

[Greek agorā; see ger- in Indo-European roots.]

a·go·ra 2

n. pl. a·go·rot (-rōt′)
An Israeli unit of currency equal to 1/100 of the sheqel.

[Hebrew 'ăgôrâ, from 'āgar, to hire; see ʔgr in Semitic roots.]


n, pl -rae (-riː; -raɪ)
(Historical Terms) (often capital)
a. the marketplace in Athens, used for popular meetings, or any similar place of assembly in ancient Greece
b. the meeting itself
[from Greek, from agorein to gather]


n, pl -rot or -roth
(Currencies) an Israeli monetary unit worth one hundredth of a shekel
[Hebrew, from āgōr to collect]


(ˈæg ər ə)

n., pl. -o•rae (-əˌri)
a marketplace or public square in ancient Greece serving as a center of civic life.
[1590–1600; < Greek agora marketplace, derivative of ageírein to gather together]


(ˌɑ gɔˈrɑ)

n., pl. a•go•rot (ˌɑ gɔˈroʊt)
a monetary unit of Israel, equal to 1/100 of the shekel.
[< Hebrew]


 an assembly place, e.g., a marketplace, hence, the people assembled, 1820.


An open meeting-place in Greek cities. The Roman forum was based on it.
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Noun1.agora - 100 agorot equal 1 shekel in Israelagora - 100 agorot equal 1 shekel in Israel
Israeli monetary unit - monetary unit in Israel
shekel - the basic unit of money in Israel
2.agora - the marketplace in ancient Greeceagora - the marketplace in ancient Greece  
market place, mart, marketplace, market - an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up
3.agora - a place of assembly for the people in ancient Greece
market place, mart, marketplace, market - an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up
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and the loose and desultory style is an imitation of the 'accustomed manner' in which Socrates spoke in 'the agora and among the tables of the money-changers.
Well, and about the business of the agora, dealings and the ordinary dealings between man and man, or again about agreements with the commencement with artisans; about insult and injury, of the commencement of actions, and the appointment of juries, what would you say?
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In Greece, the agora was the open space in front of the assembly, where senators and citizens could meet to discuss the issues of the day.
The Agora will be held at the Temple of Peace in Cardiff between May 29 and May 31.
One of the requirements of the university's master plan was that the agora should be 'regionalist' in nature, and the complex has succeeded very well in this, forming a series of places which respond effectively to the extreme climate and to the exigencies of the rocky forested site.
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A majority of them had been most likely shops (tabernae) situated close to the eastern entrance of the Roman Agora.