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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 ?
We were conducted early one morning to an enormous amphitheater, which instead of having been built upon the surface of the ground was excavated below the surface.
Shortly after we had been caged the amphitheater began to fill and within an hour every available part of the seating space was occupied.
On the day that Tarzan established his right to respect, the tribe was gathered about a small natural amphitheater which the jungle had left free from its entangling vines and creepers in a hollow among some low hills.
The sun shone somewhat to the left and behind him and brightly lit up the enormous panorama which, rising like an amphitheater, extended before him in the clear rarefied atmosphere.
Then he advanced slowly through the trees until he stood upon a bough overhanging one side of the amphitheater. Here he stood in silence for a moment.
In the center of this natural amphitheater, was a little flat-topped mound of hard earth.
When we had passed out of the amphitheater onto the great plain we saw a caravan of men and women--human beings like ourselves--and for the first time hope and relief filled my heart, until I could have cried out in the exuberance of my happiness.
In the center of the amphitheater a man stood up and remained standing, facing the singer.
Five thousand packed the grassy slopes of the amphitheater and swarmed inside the race track.