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amphitheatren. [L. amphitheatrum, fr. Gr. ; + theater: cf. F. amphithéâtre. See Theater.].
  •  An oval or circular building with rising tiers of seats about an open space called the arena.  [1913 Webster]
    " The Romans first constructed amphitheaters for combats of gladiators and wild beasts."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Anything resembling an amphitheater in form; as, a level surrounded by rising slopes or hills, or a rising gallery in a theater.  [1913 Webster]


amphitheatre, n. (US amphitheater)
1 a round, usu. unroofed building with tiers of seats surrounding a central space.
2 a semicircular gallery in a theatre.
3 a large circular hollow.
4 the scene of a contest.

L amphitheatrum f. Gk amphitheatron (as AMPHI-, THEATRE)

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