hippodrome


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hip·po·drome

 (hĭp′ə-drōm′)
n.
1. Sports An arena for equestrian shows.
2. An open-air stadium with an oval course for horse and chariot races in ancient Greece and Rome.

[French, from Old French ypodrome, from Latin hippodromos, from Greek : hippos, horse; see ekwo- in Indo-European roots + dromos, racecourse.]

hippodrome

(ˈhɪpəˌdrəʊm)
n
1. (Theatre) a music hall, variety theatre, or circus
2. (Architecture) (in ancient Greece or Rome) an open-air course for horse and chariot races
[C16: from Latin hippodromos, from Greek hippos horse + dromos a race]

hip•po•drome

(ˈhɪp əˌdroʊm)

n.
1. an arena or structure for equestrian and other spectacles.
2. (in ancient Greece and Rome) an oval track for horse and chariot races.
[1540–50; < Latin hippodromos < Greek hippódromos=hippo- hippo- + drómos -drome]

hippodrome

Ancient Greece and Rome. an arena for horse races.
See also: Horses
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hippodrome - a stadium for horse shows or horse raceshippodrome - a stadium for horse shows or horse races
sports stadium, stadium, arena, bowl - a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
Translations

hippodrome

[ˈhɪpədrəʊm] N (Hist) → hipódromo m

hippodrome

nHippodrom m or nt; (dated: = music hall) → Varieté- or Varietee(theater) nt
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The king has ordered some novel spectacle -- some gladiatorial exhibition at the hippodrome -- or perhaps the massacre of the Scythian prisoners -- or the conflagration of his new palace -- or the tearing down of a handsome temple -- or, indeed, a bonfire of a few Jews.
Let us follow him to the hippodrome, whither he is proceeding, and listen to the song of triumph which he is commencing:
When he arrives at the hippodrome, he will be crowned with the poetic wreath, in anticipation of his victory at the approaching Olympics.
Cahill was coming, and the three would have such a jolly chat, and perhaps end up at the Hippodrome.
In time they finished lunch, and Margaret, who had excused herself from the Hippodrome, took her leave.
I am the best-educated horse outside of the hippodrome, everybody says, and the best-mannered.
While this bankruptcy of the Circling Brothers had been the greatest financial achievement of Harris Collin's life, nevertheless he enjoyed no mean permanent income from his plant, and, in addition, split fees with the owners of his board animals when he sent them to the winter Hippodrome shows, and, more often than not, failed to split any fee at all when he rented the animals to moving-picture companies.
The sleepy waves lapping the sand unfurled themselves along the shore that extended as far as the eye could see, but where land began, it was limited by the downs which separated it from the "Swamp," a large meadow shaped like a hippodrome.
Tork about yer marine hippodromes,--if this ain't one, I'd like to know
IREMEMBER going to the Hippodrome on several occasions to see Max Miller ("the cheeky chappie") with my mother and father in the 1940s.
It has always been clear what's a Hippodrome stage a remarkable comeback show and what's an Alex show, so we have never really been fighting over shows.
Accounts filed at Companies House by Birmingham Hippodrome show pre-tax profits increased to more than PS299,000, up from PS285,035 last year.