amphitheater

[ am-fuh-thee-uh-ter, -theeuh-ter ]SEE DEFINITION OF amphitheater

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A short distance first, just outside the amphitheater, just a small test.

It still has ruins of an amphitheater, 482 feet by 384 in size.

In the amphitheater were men who had raised their arms and remained in that posture.

Dust rose from beneath the stamping feet, and filled the amphitheater.

The gatherings in the amphitheater were miniatures of Roman life.

I come here every night and look upon the amphitheater of the gods.

The amphitheater had seating capacity for about 20,000 people.

The quarters for such as they are out in the valley of Jehoshaphat, near the amphitheater.

Dr. Schick calls it an amphitheater, but it is simply a theater of the Greek type.

When we arrived the amphitheater was crowded to the highest tier of seats.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Latin amphitheatrum, from Greek amphitheatron "double theater, amphitheater," neuter of amphitheatros "with spectators all around," from amphi- "on both sides" (see amphi-) + theatron "theater" (see theater). Classical theaters were semi-circles, thus two together made an amphi-theater.

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auditorium

nounroom, building for entertainment events
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