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 ?
Presently we came upon our destination, a great amphitheatre situated at the further edge of the plain, and about half a mile beyond the garden walls.
The amphitheatre, like all I had ever seen upon Barsoom, was built in a large excavation.
Some time afterward the Shepherd was condemned on a false accusation to be cast to the lions in the amphitheatre.
Keeping carefully out of sight, I followed the crest along for a couple of miles to a natural amphitheatre in the hills, where the little river raced down out of a gorge and stopped for breath in a large and placid rock-bound pool.
As I have said, the pool lay in a sort of amphitheatre.
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
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.
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.
Cape City lying at the foot of an amphitheatre of hills, could be distinguished through the ship's glasses, and soon the Resolute cast anchor in the port.
Though the fellow had received several kicks and cuffs from the little gentleman, who had more spirit than strength, he had made it a kind of scruple of conscience to strike his master, and would have contented himself with only choaking him; but towards Jones he bore no such respect; he no sooner therefore found himself a little roughly handled by his new antagonist, than he gave him one of those punches in the guts which, though the spectators at Broughton's amphitheatre have such exquisite delight in seeing them, convey but very little pleasure in the feeling.
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.
They had scarce departed, ere a sudden procession moved from under the greenwood branches, swept slowly round the silvan amphitheatre, and took the same direction with Rowena and her followers.