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amphitheater    : ['æmfəθ,iətɚ]
Amphitheater \Am`phi*the"a*ter\, Amphitheatre
\Am`phi*the"a*tre\,, n. [L. amphitheatrum, fr. Gr. ?; 'amfi` ?
theater: cf. F. amphith['e][^a]tre. See {Theater}.]
1. An oval or circular building with rising tiers of seats
about an open space called the arena.
[1913 Webster]

Note: The Romans first constructed amphitheaters for combats
of gladiators and wild beasts.
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2. Anything resembling an amphitheater in form; as, a level
surrounded by rising slopes or hills, or a rising gallery
in a theater.
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amphitheater
n 1: a sloping gallery with seats for spectators (as in an
operating room or theater) [synonym: {amphitheater},
{amphitheatre}]
2: an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which
contests and spectacles are held [synonym: {amphitheater},
{amphitheatre}, {coliseum}]

90 Moby Thesaurus words for "amphitheater":
Elizabethan theater, Globe Theatre, Greek theater, agora, arena,
arena theater, assembly hall, athletic field, auditorium,
background, bear garden, bowl, boxing ring, bull ring, cabaret,
campus, canvas, chapel, circle theater, circus, classroom, club,
cockpit, coliseum, colosseum, concert hall, convention hall,
course, dance hall, exhibition hall, field, floor, forum, gallery,
ground, gym, gymnasium, hall, hippodrome, house, lecture hall,
lecture room, lists, little theater, locale, marketplace, mat,
meetinghouse, milieu, music hall, night spot, nightclub,
open forum, opera, opera house, outdoor theater, palaestra,
parade ground, pit, place, platform, playhouse, precinct,
prize ring, public square, purlieu, range, recitation room, ring,
scene, scene of action, scenery, schoolroom, setting, showboat,
site, sphere, squared circle, stadium, stage, stage set,
stage setting, terrain, theater, theater-in-the-round, theatron,
tilting ground, tiltyard, walk, wrestling ring




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  • AMPHITHEATER | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    amphitheater definition: a circular or oval area around which rows of seats are arranged on a steep slope, esp for watching the performance of plays and musical entertainment outside Learn more
  • AMPHITHEATER | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    “amphitheater” in American English amphitheater noun [ C ] also amphitheatre us ​ ˈæm·fəˌθi·ə·t̬ər, ˈæm·pə- › a circular or oval area around which rows of seats are arranged on a steep slope, esp for watching the performance of plays and musical entertainment outside
  • Amphitheater definition and meaning | Collins English . . .
    Word forms: amphitheatersregional note: in BRIT, use amphitheatre countable noun An amphitheater is a large open area surrounded by rows of seats sloping upward Amphitheaters were built mainly in Greek and Roman times for the performance of plays
  • amphitheatre definition | English definition dictionary . . .
    Search amphitheatre and thousands of other words in English definition and synonym dictionary from Reverso
  • Amphitheatre definition and meaning | Collins English . . .
    Word forms: amphitheatres regional note: in AM, use amphitheater 1 countable noun An amphitheatre is a large open area surrounded by rows of seats sloping upwards Amphitheatres were built mainly in Greek and Roman times for the performance of plays COBUILD Advanced English Dictionary
  • What does amphitheater mean? definition, meaning and . . .
    • AMPHITHEATER (noun) The noun AMPHITHEATER has 2 senses: 1 a sloping gallery with seats for spectators (as in an operating room or theater) 2 an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held Familiarity information: AMPHITHEATER used as a noun is rare
  • Amphitheater - definition of . . . - The Free Dictionary
    Define amphitheater amphitheater synonyms, amphitheater pronunciation, amphitheater translation, English dictionary definition of amphitheater n 1 An oval or circular structure having tiers of seats rising gradually outward from a central open space or arena 2 Geology A level area surrounded by
  • English | Definition of English at Dictionary. com
    belonging or relating to, or spoken or written in, the English language: a high-school English class; an English translation of a Spanish novel noun the people of England collectively, especially as distinguished from the Scots, Welsh, and Irish
  • Amphitheater | Definition of Amphitheater by Merriam-Webster
    Amphitheater definition is - an oval or circular building with rising tiers of seats ranged about an open space and used in ancient Rome especially for contests and spectacles How to use amphitheater in a sentence
  • Amphitheatre : definition of Amphitheatre and synonyms of . . .
    Definitions of Amphitheatre, synonyms, antonyms, derivatives of Amphitheatre, analogical dictionary of Amphitheatre (English) meaning "place for viewing" [4] [5] Ancient Greek theatres were built to a semicircular plan, with tiered seating above a performance area





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