Auditorium



the space set apart for the audience in a theater, school, or other public building.
a building for public gatherings; hall.
Contemporary Examples

From Mario Karting through the streets of France to Ponging around a Swiss auditorium, these homages were created by true fans.
Real-Life Mario Kart and Other Crazy YouTube Stunts Randi Zuckerberg December 15, 2008

Your first big splash was in Cape Fear, and that auditorium scene between you and De Niro is beyond creepy to this day.
Juliette Lewis on Hollywood, Why the MSM Hates Scientology, and Masturbating to George Clooney Marlow Stern September 18, 2014

Some white attendees brought their guns to the auditorium in case there was an ‘uprising’.
The Woman Who Saved Solomon Guy Walters October 19, 2013

At a recent political rally in Ohio, Obama spoke to a large crowd—yet the top tier of the auditorium was noticeably empty.
Joe Biden, Marco Rubio, Newt Gingrich and More Sunday Talk The Daily Beast Video May 5, 2012

An anticipatory hush settled over the Columbia auditorium, bulbs flashing and cameras clicking.
Yoani Sánchez: It’s Not Easy Being a Cuban Blogger Laura Dimon March 14, 2013

Historical Examples

The laboratory was on the Northern rim of the field, a ten-minute drive from the auditorium.
The Second Voice Mann Rubin

He was running all over the auditorium testing your voice with one of his gadgets.
The Second Voice Mann Rubin

Mr. Rogers attended the meeting, but came so late that, as the auditorium was crowded, he could not get a seat.
Booker T. Washington Emmett J. Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe

In the car, during the ride to the auditorium, he did not speak.
The Second Voice Mann Rubin

He liked the knowledge that here and there in the auditorium, when he entered it, some one would be saying ‘Who is that?’
Seven Men Max Beerbohm

noun (pl) -toriums, -toria (-ˈtɔːrɪə)
the area of a concert hall, theatre, school, etc, in which the audience sits
(US & Canadian) a building for public gatherings or meetings
n.

1727, from Latin auditorium “lecture room,” literally “place where something is heard,” neuter of auditorius (adj.) “of or for hearing,” from auditus, past participle of audire “to hear” (see audience); also see -ory. Earlier in the same sense was auditory (late 14c.).

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