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
References in classic literature ?
Tork about yer marine hippodromes,--if this ain't one, I'd like to know
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.
Cahill was coming, and the three would have such a jolly chat, and perhaps end up at the Hippodrome.