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  1. a particular environment or walk of life; "his social sphere is limited"; "it was a closed area of employment"; "he's out of my orbit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a playing field where sports events take place Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially a sand-strewn area Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Any place of public contest or exertion; any sphere of action; as, the arenaof debate; the arena of life. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The area in the central part of an amphitheater, in which the gladiators fought and other shows were exhibited; - so called because it was covered with sand. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Sand or gravel in the kidneys. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The central inclosed space of a Roman amphitheater, in which the gladiatorial combats took place; hence, a scene or field for combat or exertion of any kind; as the western arena of the great European War. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Sand; gravel. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  10. An open space strewed with sand for combatants: any place of public contest. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. An open space; a place of public contest. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. The space for contestants in a Roman amphitheater; sphere of action or contest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. An open space strewed with sand in the centre of an amphitheatre for the exhibition of gladiatorial and other combats; any place or scene of public contest or exertion; the middle of a temple or enclosed place. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. An open space for a public exhibition. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. The area in the central part of an amphitheater, in which the gladiators fought and other shows were exhibited; -- so called because it was covered with sand. mso.anu.edu.au
  16. The area of memory attached to a Unix processby the brk and sbrk system calls and used by malloc asdynamic storage. So named from a "malloc: corrupt arena"message emitted when some early versions detected animpossible value in the free block list.See overrun screw, aliasing bug, memory leak, memorysmash, smash the stack. foldoc_fs
  17. The area in the central part of an amphitheater, in which the gladiators fought and other shows were exhibited; so called because it was covered with sand. dictgcide_fs
  18. a-r[=e]'na, n. part of the ancient amphitheatre strewed with sand for the combats of gladiators and wild beasts: any place of public contest: a battlefield: place of action of any kind.--adj. AREN[=A]'CEOUS, sandy: dry: (geol.) applied to rocks composed entirely or largely of grains of quartz.--ns. AREN[=A]'RIA, the sandwort, a genus of low herbs allied to the chickweeds; AREN[=A]'TION, the application of hot sand to the body as a remedy. [L. ar[=e]na, sand.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. See Gravel. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  20. (pl. -as). central part of amphitheatre, in which combats take place; (fig.) scene of conflict, sphere of action. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. [L.] (Metaph.) Contest ; place of contest or debate, etc. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  22. [L.] The sanded floor of the amphitheatre ; and so the floor or body of a public building. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  23. n. [Latin] Cabinet Dictionary

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