Arena meaning

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A place or scene where forces contend or events unfold.

Withdrew from the political arena; the world as an arena of moral conflict.

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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.

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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.

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A place or scene where forces contend or events unfold.

Withdrew from the political arena; the world as an arena of moral conflict.

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The area in the center of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and other spectacles were held.
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The area in the center of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and other spectacles were held.
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The central part of an ancient Roman amphitheater, where gladiatorial contests and shows took place.
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Any sphere of struggle or conflict.

The arena of politics.

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The central stage in an arena theater.
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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.

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The building housing such an area.

The arena is grey with white beams.

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(historical) The sand-covered centre of an amphitheatre where contests were held in Ancient Rome.

The gladiators entered the arena.

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A realm in which important events unfold.

The company was a player in the maritime insurance arena.

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Origin of arena

  • Latin harēna, arēna sand, a sand-strewn place of combat in an amphitheater perhaps of Etruscan origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin harēna, arēna sand, a sand-strewn place of combat in an amphitheater perhaps of Etruscan origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin arena (“sand, arena”), from an earlier *hasēna (compare Sabine fasēna), possibly from Etruscan.

    From Wiktionary