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Definition of the noun agora

What does agora mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: agoras

  1. 100 agorot equal 1 shekel in Israel
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • more generic term: Israeli monetary unit = monetary unit in Israel
    • part of: shekel = the basic unit of money in Israel
  2. the marketplace in ancient Greece
  3. a place of assembly for the people in ancient Greece

Alternative definition of the noun agora


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


"Agora" is a 2009 Spanish English-language historical drama film directed by Alejandro Amenábar and written by Amenábar and Mateo Gil. The biopic stars Rachel Weisz as Hypatia, a female mathematician, philosopher and astronomer in late 4th-century Roman Egypt, who investigates the flaws of the geocentric Ptolemaic system and the heliocentric model that challenges it. Surrounded by religious turmoil and social unrest, Hypatia struggles to save the knowledge of classical antiquity from destruction. Max Minghella co-stars as Davus, Hypatia's father's slave, and Oscar Isaac as Hypatia's student, and later prefect of Alexandria, Orestes.


"Agora" is a book by A. J. A. Peck.


  1. Agora is a song by American experimental rock band Bear Hands. The song was released in early 2014 as the second single from the band's second album, Distraction, and peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.
  2. "Agora" is a musical album of Dario Marianelli, soundtrack.
    • also known as Agora Soundtrack
    • released on (6 years ago)
  3. "Agora" is a musical album of Paulinho Da Costa.
    • released in (38 years ago)
  4. "Agora" is an album by NxZero.
  5. "Agora" is a musical album of Nim Sofyan.
    • released in (5 years ago)
  6. "AGORA" is a musical album of Derek Piotr.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  7. "Agora" is a musical album of Biquini Cavadão.
  8. "Agora" is a musical album of Bojo E Maria Alcina.
  9. "Agora" is a musical album of Verônica Sabino.


Who is Agora?

Agora a.k.a. Joey Negro: Dave Lee is a British DJ and house music producer, also known by the stage name Joey Negro. He has released music under a variety of pseudonyms, including Jakatta, Doug Willis, Raven Maize, Sessomatto as well as being part of The Sunburst Band. Lee has scored a number of Top 40 hits, among them "American Dream", "So Lonely" and "My Vision", all under the name Jakatta.


  1. Agora a.k.a. Agorà is a musical group.
    • album: "Agorà 2"
  2. Agora is a Mexican progressive metal band formed in July of 1996.

There are other groups with in their name, like Agora Fidelio.


Agora was an ancient town situated about the middle of the narrow neck of the Thracian Chersonese, and not far from Cardia, in what is now European Turkey. Xerxes, when invading Greece in 480 BC, passed through it.


  1. The Agora was a central spot in ancient Greek city-states. The literal meaning of the word is "gathering place" or "assembly". The agora was the center of athletic, artistic, spiritual and political life of the city. The Ancient Agora of Athens was the best-known example.
  2. Agora is a Russian human rights group based in Kazan, Tartarstan. It provides legal advocacy for victims of suspected human rights abuses by government officials such as police, military and prison officers, with a particular focus on journalists, political activists, bloggers and Non-Governmental Organizations. The organization was awarded the Rafto Prize for its work on 25 September, 2014.
  3. Agora is an online black market operated as a Tor hidden service. In September 2014 it surpassed the Silk Road to become the largest Dark Net marketplace.
  4. Agora was a World Wide Web email browser and was a proof of concept to help people to use the full internet. Agora was an email-based web browser designed for non-graphic terminals and to help people without full access to the internet such as in developing countries or without a permanent internet connection. Similar to W3Gate, Agora was a server application designed to fetch HTML documents through e-mail rather than http.
  5. Agora is the name of a group of 106 headless and armless iron sculptures at the south end of Grant Park in Chicago. Designed by Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz, they were made in a foundry near Poznan between 2004 and 2006. In 2006, the Chicago Park District brought the work to Chicago as a permanent loan from the Polish Ministry of Culture. Similar installations have been constructed throughout the world, but Agora is among the largest.
  6. AGORA is the acronym for the Access to Global Online Research on Agriculture program. It was started by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations with a number of publishing partners to provide developing countries access to scientific information on food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences.
  7. Agora is a reflective, prototype-based, object-oriented programming language that is based exclusively on message passing and not delegation. Agora was intended to show that even subject to that limit, it is possible to build a full object-oriented language that features inheritance, cloning and reflective operators.

Phrases with Agora

  1. Hybomitra agora
  2. species Hybomitra agora

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Agora

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Google previewThe Sociology of Zygmunt Bauman (2016)

Challenges and Critique by Michael Hviid Jacobsen

The agora is a sphere existing half-way between the private and public spheres, between oikos and ecclesia (Bauman 1999:86).

This idea of a privatization of the agora is an interesting idea, since it points to the privatization of public life.

Google previewFuture Generation Grids (2006)

by Vladimir Getov, Domenico Laforenza, Alexander Reinefeld

Agora is a prototype developed by the Software Engineering Institute at the Camegie Mellon University.

Google previewDialogue as a Collective Means of Design Conversation (2007)

by Patrick M. Jenlink, Bela H. Banathy

The local agora is the fundamental grouping of the New Agoras. It is a group of approximately 7 to...

Google previewThe City as Comedy (1997)

Society and Representation in Athenian Drama by Gregory W. Dobrov

The Athenian agora is a place to buy, sell, bargain, and extract profit from one's opponent in an exchange. When in...

Google previewDisciplines (2005)

by Penelope Dean

The Agora is a space completely unlike the mono-functional political theatre.

Google previewA History of Greece (1869)

From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation Contemporary with Alexander the Great by George Grote

a standing agora is a symptom of tumult or terror (Iliad, xviii, 246); an evening agora, to which men come elevated by wine, is also the forerunner of mischief (Odyss. iii. 138). Such evidences of regular formalities observed in the agora are ...

Google previewHistory of Greece ... (1853)

by George Grote

a standing agora is a symptom of tumult or terror (Iliad, xviii, 246); an evening agora, to which men come elevated by wine, is also the forerunner of mischief ( Odyss. iii. 138). Such evidences of regular formalities observed in the agora are ...

Google previewGreece: I. Legendary Greece (1901)

II. Grecian history to the reign of Peisistratus at Athens by George Grote

a standing agora is a symptom of tumult or terror (Iliad, xviii, 246); an evening agora, to which men come elevated by wine, is also the forerunner of mischief (Odyss. iii. 138). Such evidences of regular formalities observed in the agora are ...

Google previewECOOP '93 - Object-Oriented Programming (2003)

7th European Conference, Kaiserslautern, Germany, July 26-30, 1993. Proceedings by Oscar Nierstrasz

Agora is an experimental language, hence the implemented language differs on some points from what is described in the paper. However, mixin-methods are implemented according to the description given in the paper. - One important ...

Google previewHigher Education in Liquid Modernity (2013)

by Marvin Oxenham

The agora is a place where people meet. It is the venue of community, and in education it represents both the act of embedding students in a learning community and the embedding of the learning community within a broader society.

Google previewTrue Story (2013)

How to Combine Story and Action to Transform Your Business by Ty Montague

The Agora. The Agora is designed to leverage the power of the community in the digital realm and it, too, will become more use— ful over time as Grind scales. Agora is an ancient Greek term for marketplace. In ancient Greek towns and cities , ...

Google previewKnowledge, Differences and Identity in the Time of Globalization (2011)

Institutional Discourse and Practices by James Kusch

The predominant agora is the parliament and the educational authorities. Included are those who are representing the people and civil servants ͲProfessional work life agora: How are restructuring measures translated by professionals in ...

Google previewRadical Democracy (1996)

Identity, Citizenship, and the State by David Trend

But the agora is a public space and so Socrates is engaged in public discourse even if it is not political debate narrowly understood.'" Perhaps the analogy here is with the way citizens brought the experience of theater to the deliberations of ...

Google previewOn the Public (2005)

by Alastair Hannay

In Dreyfus's view, 'As an extension to the deracinated public sphere, the electronic agora is a grave danger to real political community.'6 In fact, however, the electronic agora offers no footholds for communal life of any kind. The fledgling ...

Google previewThe Itinerary of Greece Containing One Hundred Routes in Attica, Boeotia, Phocis, Locris and Thessaly (1819)

by William Gell

Ascending from the Agora is the tower of Andronicus Cyrrhestes, commonly called the Tower of ...

Google previewToward a Hermeneutics of Spirit (2000)

by George Joseph Seidel

The agora is the place where both trade and commerce are carried on. It is also where the civic business of government (jtoJuxeuu.a) is conducted by its citizens. The agora is thus associated with eloquence (&yopn.xus), the gift of speaking ...

Google previewDictionary of Architecture and Building Construction (2008)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

CITY IN ANTIQUITY – THE HIPPODAMIAN SYSTEM – GRID PLAN acropolis: citadel gate via sacra, sacra via: sacred road city walls agora: main square bouleterion: council chamber B E E E F G B H H M N H O L P Q R 19 17 18 16 15 ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Historic Places: Southern Europe (1995)

by Trudy Ring, Robert M. Salkin, Sharon La Boda

Description: "Agora" literally means "Gathering Place" or "Assembly." The Agora was a central part of the ancient Greek city, used for religious, political, cultural, and social events. It is estimated that development of the site began in the sixth ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Community (2003)

From the Village to the Virtual World by DAVID LEVINSON, KAREN CHRISTENSEN

Each year in August, the entire citizen body assembled for a procession that crossed the agora before heading up to the Acropolis. This celebration was the Panathenaea, a festival in honor of Athens' patron goddess, Athena. The route of the ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Alternatives (2013)

Utopianism and Organization by Martin Parker, Valerie Fournier, Patrick Reedy

AGORA The centre of public life in the Ancient and Classical Greek city (see CITY STATE; POLIS). It was a physical space that enabled a wide range of interconnected economic, social, legal, political and religious activities; each influencing ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ancient Greece (2013)

by Nigel Wilson

Besides the public buildings, excavations have brought to light many establishments for private industry and commerce, especially on the southwest of the Agora, such as the pottery and metalwork workshops, as well as sculptors' and marble ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the City (2005)

by Roger W. Caves

SEE ALSO: community conflict resolution; community goal setting; community visioning; direct democracy; social inequality; social justice; social polarization RICHARD LEGATES AGORA An agora (derived from the Greek word meaning 'to ...

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Small photo of Athens, Greece - April 6, 2018: Remains of Roman Agora and Fethiye Mosque in the old town of Athens, Greece.Small photo of A view from the upper agora of Sagalassos ancient city in Burdur, Turkey.Small photo of A view from the upper agora of Sagalassos ancient city in Burdur, Turkey.Small photo of Columns of the upper agora in Sagalassos ancient city, Burdur Turkey.Small photo of ATHENS, GREECE- August 22, 2015. The "Agora" at the Olympic complex of Athens ("OAKA"), where the 2004 Olympic Games took place. A work of Spanish Architect, Santiago Calatrava.Small photo of Ancient Agora in Athens, GreeceSmall photo of Greece, Athens: Panoramic view of the Roman Agora field area in the city center of the Greek capital with famous Gate of Athena Archegetis, columns and blue sky in the background. April 26, 2018 More...

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Scrabble value of A1G2O1R1A1

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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