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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.]
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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]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||arena - 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"
preserve - a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone; "medicine is no longer a male preserve"
|2.||arena - the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially an area that was strewn with sand|
|3.||arena - 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
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
|4.||arena - 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"
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1. ring, ground, stage, field, theatre, bowl, pitch, stadium, enclosure, park (U.S. & Canad.), coliseum, amphitheatre the largest indoor sports arena in the world
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مَيدان، ساحَة عامَّه
1. (= stadium) → estadio m
2. (= circus) → pista f
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(= stadium) → arène f
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arena[əˈriːnə] n → arena
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any place for a public show contest etc. a sports arena. arena مَيدان، ساحَة عامَّه арена arena aréna die Arena arena; kampplads; -arena αρένα, στάδιοarena areen آوردگاه؛ استادیوم areena arèneזירה रंगभूमि arena küzdőtér gelanggang leikvöllur arena 競技場 무대 arena arēna arena arenaarena, kampplassarena استدیدیوم، ډګر، سیمه ، میدان arena arenă арена aréna arena arena arena สนามกีฬา gösteri alanı (供公開演出或競賽等的)活動場地 арена کھیل کا میدان đấu trường 表演场地，竞技场
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