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She would sit by herself in the middle of the old stoe amphitheatre, with the sky's starry vault overhead, and simply listen to the great silence around her.
Michael Ende

Meaning of "amphitheatre" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AMPHITHEATRE

amphitheatre  [ˈæmfɪˌθɪətə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AMPHITHEATRE

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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Amphitheatre is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES AMPHITHEATRE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

amphitheatre

Amphitheatre

An amphitheatre or amphitheater /ˈæmfɨˌθiːətər/ is an open-air venue used for entertainment, performances, and sports. The term derives from the ancient Greek ἀμφιθέατρον, from ἀμφί, meaning "on both sides" or "around" and θέατρον, meaning "place for viewing". Ancient Greek theatres were built in a semicircle, with tiered seating above a performance area. Ancient Roman amphitheatres were oval or circular in plan, with seating tiers that surrounded the central performance area, like a modern open-air stadium. Modern usage for "amphitheater" is lax, and does not always respect the ancient usage, and so the word can be found describing theatre-style stages with the audience only on one side, theatres in the round, and stadiums. Natural formations shaped like man-made theatres are sometimes known as natural amphitheatres. The three largest Roman amphitheatres in the world in order of size are the Colosseum, the Amphitheatre Campania and the Amphitheatre of El Djem.

Definition of amphitheatre in the English dictionary

The first definition of amphitheatre in the dictionary is a building, usually circular or oval, in which tiers of seats rise from a central open arena, as in those of ancient Rome. Other definition of amphitheatre is a place where contests are held; arena. Amphitheatre is also any level circular area of ground surrounded by higher ground.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AMPHITHEATRE


amateur
ˈæmətə
anata
ˈænətə
automata
ɔːˈtɒmətə
comforter
ˈkʌmfətə
comparator
kəmˈpærətə
coproprietor
ˌkəʊprəˈpraɪətə
dieter
ˈdaɪətə
Galata
ˈɡælətə
kurta
ˈkʊətə
Mahabharata
məˌhɑːˈbɑːrətə
nonrioter
ˌnɒnˈraɪətə
physiolater
ˌfɪzɪˈɒɪətə
predator
ˈprɛdətə
preparator
prɪˈpærətə
proprietor
prəˈpraɪətə
psychiater
saɪˈkaɪətə
rioter
ˈraɪətə
senator
ˈsɛnətə
theater
ˈθɪətə
theatre
ˈθɪətə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AMPHITHEATRE

amphiprostyle
amphiprotic
amphisbaena
amphisbaenae
amphisbaenic
amphiscian
amphistomatal
amphistomatic
amphistomous
amphistylar
amphitheatral
amphitheatric
amphitheatrical
amphitheatrically
amphithecia
amphithecium
amphitricha
amphitrichous
Amphitrite
amphitropous

WORDS THAT END LIKE AMPHITHEATRE

Abbey Theatre
arena theatre
bleuatre
dinner theatre
event theatre
fringe theatre
lecture theatre
little theatre
music theatre
National Theatre
news theatre
operating theatre
quatre
Royal National Theatre
street theatre
studio theatre
the theatre
variety theatre

Synonyms and antonyms of amphitheatre in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «amphitheatre» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AMPHITHEATRE

Find out the translation of amphitheatre to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of amphitheatre from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «amphitheatre» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

露天剧场
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

anfiteatro
570 millions of speakers

English

amphitheatre
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अखाड़ा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المدرج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

амфитеатр
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

anfiteatro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অ্যামি্পথিয়েটার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

amphithéâtre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Amfiteater
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Amphitheater
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

円形競技場
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

원형 극장
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Amphitheater
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hí trường
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அரங்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बदामी प्रेक्षागृह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

amfitiyatro
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

anfiteatro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

amfiteatr
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

амфітеатр
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

amfiteatru
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αμφιθέατρο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

amfiteater
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

amfiteater
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

amfi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of amphitheatre

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AMPHITHEATRE»

The term «amphitheatre» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.614 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AMPHITHEATRE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about amphitheatre

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3 QUOTES WITH «AMPHITHEATRE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word amphitheatre.
1
Kat Edmonson
Growing up, my imagined life as a musician was something along the lines of me lounging in a Learjet en route to a swelling outdoor amphitheatre on a dazzling summer's eve.
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Michael Ende
She would sit by herself in the middle of the old stoe amphitheatre, with the sky's starry vault overhead, and simply listen to the great silence around her.
3
Kelly Ripa
When you have an entire amphitheatre of people laughing that way, it makes you feel so funny and it frees you to go further than you probably would.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AMPHITHEATRE»

Discover the use of amphitheatre in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to amphitheatre and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Roman Amphitheatre: From Its Origins to the Colosseum
Amphitheater - Arena - Gladiator - Kolosseum - Römerzeit.
Katherine E. Welch, 2007
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London's Roman amphitheatre: Guildhall Yard, City of London
This book describes the construction, development and disuse of the amphitheatre, from the 1st to 4th centuries AD.Constructed on relatively low ground in the north-west part of Londinium, the first amphitheatre was built in c AD 74 of ...
Nick Bateman, Carrie Cowan, Robin Wroe-Brown, 2008
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The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre
4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 4.35 5.1 Amphitheatre, Bulla Regia: a detail of construction Amphitheatre, Mactaris: overview of the amphitheatre Amphitheatre, Mactaris: a detail of the system of ...
D. L. Bomgardner, 2013
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The Roman amphitheatre in Britain
This book includes the features and reviews in archaeology journals; Oxbow Book News; and tempus website and catalogues.
Tony Wilmott, 2007
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Gladiators at the Guildhall: The Story of London's Roman ...
Gladiators at the Guildhall tells a tale of archaeological discovery, and of a place that resounds with the clash of Roman gladiators, the clamour of vikings bartering with merchants from Byzantium, and the chanting of medieval priests as ...
Nick Bateman, 2000
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Make This Roman Amphitheatre
Printed on stiff card, this book contains templates to cut out and construct an historically accurate model of a Roman amphitheatre.
Ian Ashman, 2008
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The City in the Roman West, c.250 BC–c.AD 250
The games in the amphitheatre, whether beast hunts or gladiatorial contests or both, have become the iconic feature of Roman culture. This is true not just in popular culture, whether in film or on television, but also in academic scholarship.
Ray Laurence, Simon Esmonde Cleary, Gareth Sears, 2011
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Gladiators and Caesars: The Power of Spectacle in Ancient Rome
Familia. Gladiatoria: The. Heroes. of. the. Amphitheatre. 15 Pollice Verso lean- Leon Gerome 1872 Oil on canvas Phoenix. The victorious gladiator, a fighting machine made of muscle and gleaming metal, proudly sets his foot on his adversary's ...
Eckart Köhne, Cornelia Ewigleben, Ralph Jackson, 2000
9
Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa
In the monograph of the amphitheatre, the coins were used as dating elements for the timber phase of the edifice83. The understanding of the findspot not just as dry measurement data but as proper archaeological contexts has provided ...
Cristian Găzdac, Sorin Cociş, 2004
10
Make This Model Roman Amphitheatre
Pages are cut and folded to form an authentically detailed miniature Roman amphitheater.
Iain Ashman, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AMPHITHEATRE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term amphitheatre is used in the context of the following news items.
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Booth Amphitheatre's monthly Tuesday for Tots this week
It might be easier to park at Penny Road Elementary School, 10900 Penny Rd., and hop on a free five-minute CTran shuttle to the amphitheatre ... «WRAL.com, Jul 15»
2
Islamic State carries out mass executions of Syrian soldiers at …
Islamic State carries out mass executions of Syrian soldiers at Palmyra amphitheatre. Sunday, 5 July 2015, 10:20 Last update: about 6 hours ago ... «Malta Independent Online, Jul 15»
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Isis video shows killing of Syrian troops at Palmyra amphitheatre
Aerial view of amphitheatre, Palmyra The Roman amphitheatre in Palmyra has been the scene of atrocities since the city was captured by Isis. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
Matching 'the majesty': Tuacahn Amphitheatre seeks to 'inspire …
Construction on the 1900-plus-seat Tuacahn Amphitheatre was completed in 1995. The organization is celebrating its 20th anniversary. «Deseret News, Jul 15»
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Dierks Bentley at Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Caption Dierks Bentley, Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae and Canaan Smith played in front of a packed house Friday night at Coral Sky Amphitheatre ... «SouthFlorida.com, Jul 15»
6
IS video shows killing of government troops in historic amphitheatre
The video released Saturday showed the soldiers being taken in pickup trucks from the town's notorious Tadmur prison to the amphitheatre. «Globalnews.ca, Jul 15»
7
THOC to stage Hippolytus at ancient amphitheatre in Salamis
The ancient Greek tragedy “Hippolytus” by Euripides will be staged on July 28 by the Theatre Organisation of Cyprus (THOC) at the ancient ... «Cyprus Mail, Jul 15»
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Chelsea's Brave New Stadium Looks Like A Beautiful Amphitheatre
Having seen their original plans to convert Battersea Power station into a new 60,000-seater stadium with a chimney on each corner scotched ... «Who Ate All The Pies, Jul 15»
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4th Of July Traffic Info For Shoreline Amphitheatre
This Saturday the 4th at 8:00pm Shoreline Amphitheatre will host their annual Fourth of July celebration with the San Francisco Symphony. «Patch.com, Jul 15»
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Amos Lee, David Gray at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (photos)
Amos Lee and David Gray played a co-headlining show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Wednesday. Lee brought a crammed and cover-heavy ... «Reverb, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Amphitheatre [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/amphitheatre>. Feb 2020 ».
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