a private chapel in Padua containing a fresco cycle painted (1305–06) by Giotto.
Giotto represents this vice under the same symbol; but it is the weakest of all the figures in the Arena Chapel.
The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3), John Ruskin
The Arena Chapel stands apart, and is approached, at present, through a pretty garden.
George Eliot’s Life, Vol. II (of 3) George Eliot
The next morning they spent among Giotto’s frescoes, over thirty of which literally cover the walls of the Arena Chapel.
Barbara’s Heritage Deristhe L. Hoyt
Of all the compositions in the Arena Chapel I think this the most characteristic of the noble time in which it was done.
Giotto and his works in Padua John Ruskin
The frescoes of the Arena Chapel must have been a labour of years, and of the date of their termination we have no proof.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1 Various
the oval space in the center of a Roman amphitheater for gladiatorial combats or other performances. a central stage, ring, area, or the like, used for sports or other forms of entertainment, surrounded by seats for spectators: a boxing arena; a circus arena. a building housing an arena. a field of conflict, activity, or endeavor: […]
- Arena theater
a theater with seats arranged on at least three sides around a central stage.
- Arena football
noun an adaptation of American football to an indoor 50-yard field Examples Over one million fans attend arena football games each season. Word Origin The game was developed in 1981 by Jim Foster, who was attending an indoor soccer game. Usage Note sport
any of various RNA-containing viruses of the family Arenaviridae, usually transmitted to humans by contact with excreta of infected rodents. Arenavirus Ar·e·na·vi·rus (ār’ə-nə-vī’rəs, ə-rē’nə-) n. The single genus of viruses in the family Arenaviridae that includes the viruses that cause lymphocytic choriomeningitis and Lassa fever.