Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.


 an assembly place, e.g., a marketplace, hence, the people assembled, 1820.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


An open meeting-place in Greek cities. The Roman forum was based on it.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
Yet here is the great gymnasium; here is the mighty theatre, wherein I have seen seventy thousand men assembled; here is the Agora; there is the font where the sainted John the Baptist immersed the converts; yonder is the prison of the good St.
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?
de Orat.); 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.' The allusion in the Crito may, perhaps, be adduced as a further evidence of the literal accuracy of some parts.
Art on the Vine is a nonprofit subsidiary of The Agora Culture.
The Agora Sidi Abdel Rahman residential tourism project is being built on an area spanning 8.8ha, and comprises 900 units and a 120-key hotel.
Speaking at the donation ceremony, the founder of AGORA Club Botswana Ms Kgomotso Tshekiso, said the club, which was officially launched in 2015, is affiliated to AGORA Club International and has branches in 19 countries.
He revealed that the company has launched the fourth phase of Agora Sidi Abdel Rahman project in mid-July .
According to Agora Gallery's profile of Enrile, she creates complex abstract composition using acrylic, mixed media, and a variety of textures.
A second Agora workshop is being held at Margam Park, Port Talbot, on April 10.
The city used to take taxes from the merchants to allow them to display their goods at the square according to what was known as customs tariff which was found inscribed on a stone unearthed at Agora site.
Caper was also an Agora Youth awardee for Outstanding Marketing Student.