- An arena is defined as a place or or location where forces contend or major events unfold.
An example of referring to an arena is to discuss what is happening in the world of entertainment.
- The definition of an arena is a large structure used to host a variety of acts of entertainment for the public, or the central part of ancient Roman amphitheaters where gladiator shows took place.
An example of an arena is a building where professional hockey games are played.
The Colosseum is an ancient arena.
- the central part of an ancient Roman amphitheater, where gladiatorial contests and shows took place
- a central area used for entertainment or sports events and usually surrounded by seats
- a building containing such an area: an arena for boxing matches
- any sphere of struggle or conflict: the arena of politics
- the central stage in an arena theater
Origin of arenaClassical Latin arena, harena, sand, sandy place, arena
- a. An enclosed area for the presentation of sports events and spectacles.b. A building housing such an area.
- A place or scene where forces contend or events unfold: withdrew from the political arena; the world as an arena of moral conflict.
- The area in the center of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and other spectacles were held.
Origin of arenaLatin harēna, arēna, sand, a sand-strewn place of combat in an amphitheater, perhaps of Etruscan origin.
(plural arenas or arenæ)
- 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).
- A large crowd filled the seats of the arena.
- The building housing such an area.
- The arena is grey with white beams.
- (historical) The sand-covered centre of an amphitheatre where contests were held in Ancient Rome.
- The gladiators entered the arena.
- A realm in which important events unfold.
- The company was a player in the maritime insurance arena.