chiefly British English spelling of amphitheater. See -er.
a sloping gallery with seats for spectators (such as an operating room or movie theater)
- an oval big stadium with tiers of seats; an arena which competitions and spectacles are held
- An oval or circular building with rising tiers of chairs about an open space labeled as the arena.
- Anything resembling an amphitheater in type; because, a level in the middle of increasing mountains or mountains, or a rising gallery in a movie theater.
- amphitheater [Am.]
(letter.) An oval or circular building with rising tiers of chairs about an open area labeled as the arena.
- (n.) any such thing resembling an amphitheater in type; as, an even surrounded by increasing mountains or mountains, or a rising gallery in a theater.
Arles still possesses many monuments of Roman architecture and art, the most remarkable being the ruins of an amphitheatre (the Arenes), capable of containing 25,000 spectators, which, in the 11th and 12th centuries, was flanked with massive towers, of which three are still standing.