Definitions of arena

  1. a playing field where sports events take place Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially a sand-strewn area Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. An open space; a place of public contest. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. An open space for a public exhibition. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for arena

  1. But what comparison could possibly be established between a combat in an enclosed arena and this one in the open plain- between the most terrible of bulls and a wild buffalo? – Adventures in the Philippine Islands by Paul P. de La Gironière
  2. " You remember the arena at Arles, at sunset, when you climbed up to stand beside me. – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg