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a·re·na

 (ə-rē′nə)
n.
1.
a. An enclosed area for the presentation of sports events and spectacles.
b. A building housing such an area.
2. A place or scene where forces contend or events unfold: withdrew from the political arena; the world as an arena of moral conflict.
3. The area in the center of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and other spectacles were held.

[Latin harēna, arēna, sand, a sand-strewn place of combat in an amphitheater; akin to Sabine fasēna, sand, perhaps ultimately of Etruscan origin.]

arena

(əˈriːnə)
n
1. (General Sporting Terms)
a. an enclosure or platform, usually surrounded by seats on all sides, in which sports events, contests, entertainments, etc, take place: a boxing arena.
b. (as modifier): arena stage.
2. (Historical Terms) the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheatre, in which gladiatorial contests and other spectacles were held
3. a sphere or scene of conflict or intense activity: the political arena.
[C17: from Latin harēna sand, place where sand was strewn for the combats]

a•re•na

(əˈri nə)

n., pl. -nas.
1. a central area used for sports or other forms of entertainment and surrounded by seats for spectators.
2. a building housing an arena.
3. the oval space in the center of a Roman amphitheater for gladiatorial combats or other spectacles.
4. a field of competition or activity: the arena of politics.
[1620–30; < Latin (h)arēna sand, sandy place, area sanded for combat]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arena - a particular environment or walk of lifearena - a particular environment or walk of life; "his social sphere is limited"; "it was a closed area of employment"; "he's out of my orbit"
environment - the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"
distaff - the sphere of work by women
front - a sphere of activity involving effort; "the Japanese were active last week on the diplomatic front"; "they advertise on many different fronts"
kingdom, realm, land - a domain in which something is dominant; "the untroubled kingdom of reason"; "a land of make-believe"; "the rise of the realm of cotton in the south"
lap - an area of control or responsibility; "the job fell right in my lap"
political arena, political sphere - a sphere of intense political activity
preserve - a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone; "medicine is no longer a male preserve"
province, responsibility - the proper sphere or extent of your activities; "it was his province to take care of himself"
2.arena - the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were heldarena - the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially an area that was strewn with sand
area, country - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
3.arena - a large structure for open-air sports or entertainmentsarena - a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
coliseum, amphitheater, amphitheatre - an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held
ballpark, park - a facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games); "take me out to the ballpark"
bullring - a stadium where bullfights take place
circus - (antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games
covered stadium, domed stadium, dome - a stadium that has a roof
field house - an athletic facility where athletes prepare for sport
football stadium - a stadium where football games are held
hippodrome - a stadium for horse shows or horse races
skybox - an elevated box for viewing events at a sports stadium
stand - tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)
standing room - room for passengers or spectators to stand; "there was standing room for thousands more people"
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
tiered seat - seating that is arranged in sloping tiers so that spectators in the back can see over the heads of those in front
athletic field, playing area, playing field, field - a piece of land prepared for playing a game; "the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"
4.arena - a playing field where sports events take placearena - a playing field where sports events take place
circus - an arena consisting of an oval or circular area enclosed by tiers of seats and usually covered by a tent; "they used the elephants to help put up the circus"
athletic field, playing area, playing field, field - a piece of land prepared for playing a game; "the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"

arena

noun
1. ring, ground, stage, field, theatre, bowl, pitch, stadium, enclosure, park (U.S. & Canad.), coliseum, amphitheatre the largest indoor sports arena in the world
2. scene, world, area, stage, field, theatre, sector, territory, province, forum, scope, sphere, realm, domain He has no intention of withdrawing from the political arena.

arena

noun
A sphere of activity, experience, study, or interest:
Slang: bag.
Translations
مَيدان، ساحَة عامَّه
aréna
arenakampplads
küzdõtér
leikvöllur
arena
arēna
arena
gösteri alanı

arena

[əˈriːnə] N
1. (= stadium) → estadio m
2. (= circus) → pista f
3. (Bullfighting) (= building) → plaza f; (= pit) → ruedo m
4. (fig) (= stage) → palestra f
the political arenael ruedo político

arena

[əˈriːnə] n
(= stadium) → arène f
(= field of activity) → arène f
the political arena → l'arène politique
the economic arena → l'arène économique
to enter the arena → entrer dans l'arène

arena

n (lit, fig)Arena f; arena of warKriegsschauplatz m; to enter the arena (fig)die Arena betreten, auf den Plan treten

arena

[əˈriːnə] narena

arena

(əˈriːnə) noun
any place for a public show contest etc. a sports arena.
References in classic literature ?
It became, emphatically, the bloody arena, in which most of the battles for the mastery of the colonies were contested.
We looked on with- out apprehension, for they were fast getting past ability to go for help against us, and the arena was far enough from the public road to be safe from intrusion.
I might have been an unfortunate little bull in a Spanish arena, I got so smartingly touched up by these moral goads.
When he applied his mind to a problem, it became at once an enthralling arena, in which there went whirling a chariot- race of ideas and inventive fancies.
It was held in the same arena that Robin had formerly entered; and again the Sheriff and lords and ladies graced the scene with their presence, while the people crowded to their places.
In all these battles it sees itself compelled to appeal to the proletariat, to ask for its help, and thus, to drag it into the political arena.
The Church and the nobility descended thus into the arena of puns, without, however, losing their dignity.
Had their defection from the traditions of the Tharks been discovered both would have paid the penalty in the great arena before Tal Hajus and the assembled hordes.
Deep in the jungle, buried far from sight of man, they came upon such another little natural arena as had witnessed the wild ceremony of the Dum-Dum in which the boy's father had taken part long years before.
Saying these words, the Transteverin disappeared down the staircase, while his companion, muffling his features more closely than before in the folds of his mantle, passed almost close to Franz, and descended to the arena by an outward flight of steps.
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.
With care he might in two years return to the arena, but for the present he must go across the water and do no work whatever.