amphitheater definition

  • noun:
    • An oval or round framework having tiers of seating increasing gradually outward from a central available area or arena.
    • An arena where contests and spectacles are held.
    • A level location in the middle of ascending sloping surface.
    • An upper, sloping gallery with chairs for spectators, such as a theater or running room.
    • A semi-circular acoustic backdrop behind performers for a patio location.
    • a totally circular outside arena; a classic European amphitheatre.
    • An oval or circular building with rising tiers of chairs about an open area labeled as the arena.
    • such a thing resembling an amphitheater in type; as, an amount in the middle of increasing slopes or mountains, or a rising gallery in a theater.
    • In anc. Rom. arch., an edifice devoted to the exhibition of gladiatorial competitions together with combats of crazy beasts.
    • Anything resembling an amphitheater in kind, as an oval or circular building with chairs increasing behind and above one another around a central open room, or a natural area surrounded by rising floor; in horticulture, a sloping arrangement of bushes and trees.
    • The uppermost gallery of a contemporary movie theater.
    • an oval huge stadium with tiers of seats; an arena which contests and spectacles are held
    • a sloping gallery with seats for spectators (as with an operating room or movie theater)

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