amphitheatre


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amphitheatre

(ˈæmfɪˌθɪətə) or

amphitheater

n
1. (Architecture) a building, usually circular or oval, in which tiers of seats rise from a central open arena, as in those of ancient Rome
2. a place where contests are held; arena
3. (Physical Geography) any level circular area of ground surrounded by higher ground
4. (Theatre)
a. the first tier of seats in the gallery of a theatre
b. any similarly designated seating area in a theatre
5. a lecture room in which seats are tiered away from a central area
amphitheatric, ˌamphitheˈatrical adj
ˌamphitheˈatrically adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amphitheatre - a sloping gallery with seats for spectators (as in an operating room or theater)amphitheatre - a sloping gallery with seats for spectators (as in an operating room or theater)
gallery - narrow recessed balcony area along an upper floor on the interior of a building; usually marked by a colonnade
tiered seat - seating that is arranged in sloping tiers so that spectators in the back can see over the heads of those in front
dramatic art, dramaturgy, theater, theatre, dramatics - the art of writing and producing plays
2.amphitheatre - an oval large stadium with tiers of seatsamphitheatre - an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held
sports stadium, stadium, arena, bowl - a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
vomitory - an entrance to an amphitheater or stadium
Translations
مُدَرَّج
амфитеатър
amfiteátr
amfisceneamfiteater
amfiteatar
amfiteátrumkörszínház
hringleikahús, fyrirlestrasalur
amfiteatras
amfiteātris
amfiteáter
anfiteatr

amphitheatre

amphitheater (US) [ˈæmfɪˌθɪətəʳ] Nanfiteatro m

amphitheatre

[ˈæmfiθɪətər] (British) amphitheater (US) namphithéâtre m

amphitheatre

, (US) amphitheater
n
Amphitheater nt; (= lecture hall)Hörsaal m (Halbrund mit ansteigenden Sitzreihen)
(Geog) → Halbkessel m; a natural amphitheatreein natürliches Amphitheater

amphitheatre

amphitheater (Am) [ˈæmfɪˌθɪətəʳ] nanfiteatro

amphitheatre

(American) amphitheater (ˈamfiθiətə(r)) noun
an oval or circular building with rows of seats surrounding a central space, used as a theatre or arena.
References in classic literature ?
The amphitheatre was packed, from the bull-ring to the highest row - twelve thousand people in one circling mass, one slanting, solid mass - royalties, nobles, clergy, ladies, gentlemen, state officials, generals, admirals, soldiers, sailors, lawyers, thieves, merchants, brokers, cooks, housemaids, scullery-maids, doubtful women, dudes, gamblers, beggars, loafers, tramps, American ladies, gentlemen, preachers, English ladies, gentlemen, preachers, German ditto, French ditto, and so on and so on, all the world represented: Spaniards to admire and praise, foreigners to enjoy and go home and find fault - there they were, one solid, sloping, circling sweep of rippling and flashing color under the downpour of the summer sun - just a garden, a gaudy, gorgeous flower-garden
He lifted his hand and opened his eyelids; gazed blank, and with a straining effort, on the sky, and toward the amphitheatre of trees: one saw that all to him was void darkness.
The place of rendezvous was an aged oak; not however the same to which Locksley had conducted Gurth and Wamba in the earlier part of the story, but one which was the centre of a silvan amphitheatre, within half a mile of the demolished castle of Torquilstone.
The place was entirely land-locked, buried in woods, the trees coming right down to high-water mark, the shores mostly flat, and the hilltops standing round at a distance in a sort of amphitheatre, one here, one there.
We came to a kind of shallow natural amphitheatre, and here the four of us halted.
The Monte Pincio seemed a vast amphitheatre filled with spectators; the balconies of the two churches at the corner of the Via del Babuino and the Via di Ripetta were crammed; the steps even seemed a parti-colored sea, that was impelled towards the portico; every niche in the wall held its living statue.
On a pleasant summer afternoon, the children of the neighborhood had assembled in the little forest-crowned amphitheatre behind the meeting-house, and the recovering invalid was there, leaning on a staff.
Towards nightfall we reached a level amphitheatre, surrounded by a great rampart of hills, which shut out the sunshine long before it left the external world.
A wild bull, of the fiercest kind, which has been caught and exasperated in the same manner, is now produced; and both animals are turned loose in the arena of a small amphitheatre.
That afterglow has long faded away; and the picture we are apt to make of Methodism in our imagination is not an amphitheatre of green hills, or the deep shade of broad-leaved sycamores, where a crowd of rough men and weary-hearted women drank in a faith which was a rudimentary culture, which linked their thoughts with the past, lifted their imagination above the sordid details of their own narrow lives, and suffused their souls with the sense of a pitying, loving, infinite Presence, sweet as summer to the houseless needy.
Viewed from our ship as she lay at anchor in the middle of the harbour, it presented the appearance of a vast natural amphitheatre in decay, and overgrown with vines, the deep glens that furrowed it's sides appearing like enormous fissures caused by the ravages of time.
As he said this he pointed out to those who surrounded him the magnificent spectacle which the sky presented, of deepest azure in the horizon, the amphitheatre of fleecy clouds ascending from the sun's disc to the zenith, assuming the appearance of a range of snowy mountains, whose summits were heaped one upon another.