amphitheatre

Definitions of amphitheatre
  1. noun
    an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held
    synonyms: amphitheater, coliseum
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    Amphitheatrum Flavium
    a large amphitheater in Rome whose construction was begun by Vespasian about AD 75 or 80
    type of:
    arena, bowl, sports stadium, stadium
    a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
  2. noun
    a sloping gallery with seats for spectators (as in an operating room or theater)
    synonyms: amphitheater
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    type of:
    gallery
    narrow recessed balcony area along an upper floor on the interior of a building; usually marked by a colonnade
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