Definition of Arena

1. Noun. A particular environment or walk of life. "He's out of my orbit"




2. Noun. The central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially an area that was strewn with sand.
Generic synonyms: Area, Country

3. Noun. A large structure for open-air sports or entertainments.

4. Noun. A playing field where sports events take place.
Exact synonyms: Scene Of Action
Specialized synonyms: Circus
Generic synonyms: Athletic Field, Field, Playing Area, Playing Field

Definition of Arena

1. n. 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.

Definition of Arena

1. Noun. An enclosed area, often outdoor, for the presentation of sporting events (sports arena) or other spectacular events; earthen area, often oval, specifically for rodeos (N. America) or circular area for bullfights (especially Hispanic America). ¹

2. Noun. The building housing such an area. ¹

3. Noun. (Ancient Rome) The sand-covered centre of an amphitheatre where contests were held. ¹

4. Noun. A realm in which important events unfold. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Arena

1. an enclosed area for contests [n -S]

Medical Definition of Arena

1. Origin: L. Arena, harena, sand, a sandy place. 1. 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. 2. Any place of public contest or exertion; any sphere of action; as, the arenaof debate; the arena of life. 3. "Sand" or "gravel" in the kidneys. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arena

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areflexia
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areic
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aren'chu
aren't
arena (current term)
arena football
arena ice
arena theater
arenaceous
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arenation
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arenavirus
arenaviruses
arendator
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Literary usage of Arena

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1. Giotto and Some of His Followers by Osvald Sirén (1917)
"arena Chapel. Padua. 40. Figures from the Washing of Feet. arena Chapel. Padua. 41. The Expulsion of the Money Changers. arena Chapel. Padua. 42. ..."

2. The Poets and Poetry of America by Rufus Wilmot Griswold (1856)
"Fill'd with gazing thousands were the tiers, With the city's chivalry and pride, When two gladiators, with their spears, Forward sprang from the arena's ..."

3. The California earthquake of April 18, 1906: Report of the state earthquake by Andrew Cowper Lawson, Harry Fielding Reid (1908)
"Its continuity has, however, been satisfactorily established from Point arena to Whitewater Canyon, at the northern end of the Colorado Desert, ..."

4. Technology Review by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Association of Class Secretaries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni Association (1900)
"Corridor of" the arena, Aries. Thanks to the restorations made since 1846, the double- storied outer arches and lower interior seats are now in good ..."

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