an oval or round building with tiers of seats around a central open area, as those used in ancient Rome for gladiatorial contests.
any similar place for public contests, games, performances, exhibitions, etc.; an arena, stadium, or auditorium.
a room having tiers of seats arranged around a central area, in which students and other observers can view surgery, hear lectures, etc.
the first section of seats in the gallery of a theater.
a designated section of seats in any part of a theater.
a level area of oval or circular shape surrounded by rising ground.
After the procession they adjourned to the amphitheater for the exercises.
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In the amphitheater were men who had raised their arms and remained in that posture.
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It still has ruins of an amphitheater, 482 feet by 384 in size.
The Best of the World’s Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume II (of X) – Rome Various
The gatherings in the amphitheater were miniatures of Roman life.
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The amphitheater was open to the sky, the stage alone being covered with a roof; and all the plays were given by daylight.
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I come here every night and look upon the amphitheater of the gods.
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It was said that the athletic field rivaled the amphitheater in its crowds when Stagg played.
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Dr. Schick calls it an amphitheater, but it is simply a theater of the Greek type.
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Then I looked up and saw a head peering down into the amphitheater—the head of Dunnoo, my dog-boy, who attended to my collies.
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Silence wrapped the amphitheater about, like tight swathing.
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late 14c., from Latin amphitheatrum, from Greek amphitheatron “double theater, amphitheater,” neuter of amphitheatros “with spectators all around,” from amphi- “on both sides” (see amphi-) + theatron “theater” (see theater). Classical theaters were semi-circles, thus two together made an amphi-theater.
an oval or round building with tiers of seats around a central open area, as those used in ancient Rome for gladiatorial contests. any similar place for public contests, games, performances, exhibitions, etc.; an arena, stadium, or auditorium. a room having tiers of seats arranged around a central area, in which students and other observers […]
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the lower, rear part of the trunk of the body; buttocks. the hinder or lower part of anything. Ordnance. the rear part of the bore of a gun, especially the opening and associated mechanism that permits insertion of a projectile. Machinery. the end of a block or pulley farthest from the supporting hook or eye. […]