meaning of amphitheater

amphitheater meaning in General Dictionary

An oval or circular building with rising tiers of seating about an open area labeled as the arena

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  • a sloping gallery with seats for spectators (like in an operating area or movie theater)
  • an oval huge arena with tiers of seats; an arena by which competitions and spectacles are held
  • Alt. of Amphitheatre

amphitheater meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 14c., from Latin amphitheatrum, from Greek amphitheatron "double movie theater, amphitheater," neuter of amphitheatros "with spectators all-around," from amphi- "on both edges" (see amphi-) + theatron "theater" (identify movie theater). Traditional theaters had been semi-circles, hence two collectively made an amphi-theater.

amphitheater - German to English

amphitheater [Am.]

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  • amphitheatre [Br.]

amphitheater meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) Alt. of Amphitheatre

Sentence Examples with the word amphitheater

He half expected a bevy of uniforms to break down his door before the sun peeked over the amphitheater east of Ouray, signaling another day.

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