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Pronunciation: [ˈamfɪθˌi͡ətə] (IPA)

An amphitheatre refers to an open-air entertainment venue designed to host various activities, including sports, performances, and public events. Some synonyms for the term "amphitheatre" include colosseum, arena, stadium, bowl, circus, hippodrome, and oval. A colosseum typically refers to a large amphitheatre designed for gladiatorial contests and animal hunts. An arena is a Latin word referring to a sand-flanked space used for Roman chariot racing. A stadium is a vast amphitheatre designed for sports events, while a bowl is a rounded amphitheatre accommodating a large number of people. A circus refers to an amphitheatre designed for circus performances, and a hippodrome is an ancient amphitheatre intended for chariot races.

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Usage examples for Amphitheatre

It is situated at the foot of an immense mountain, and is built in the form of an amphitheatre.
"A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas"
Fanny Loviot
Crossing the deck, I saw that we had anchored close in shore, and were surrounded by an immense amphitheatre of wooded hills.
"A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas"
Fanny Loviot
I am not a military man, but I was not impressed with the idea that Laramie, surrounded as it is by an amphitheatre of commanding hills, was a fit site for a fort.
"Memoirs of Orange Jacobs"
Orange Jacobs

Famous quotes with Amphitheatre

  • 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
  • "There is not, and there never was on this earth, a work of human policy so well deserving of examination as the Roman Catholic Church. The history of that Church joins together the two great ages of human civilisation. No other institution is left standing which carries the mind back to the times when the smoke of sacrifice rose from the Pantheon, and when camelopards and tigers bounded in the Flavian amphitheatre. The proudest royal houses are but of yesterday, when compared with the line of the Supreme Pontiffs. That line we trace back in an unbroken series, from the Pope who crowned Napoleon in the nineteenth century to the Pope who crowned Pepin in the eighth; and far beyond the time of Pepin the august dynasty extends, till it is lost in the twilight of fable. The republic of Venice came next in antiquity. But the republic of Venice was modern when compared with the Papacy; and the republic of Venice is gone, and the Papacy remains. The Papacy remains, not in decay, not a mere antique, but full of life and youthful vigour. The Catholic Church is still sending forth to the farthest ends of the world missionaries as zealous as those who landed in Kent with Augustin, and still confronting hostile kings with the same spirit with which she confronted Attila. The number of her children is greater than in any former age. Her acquisitions in the New World have more than compensated for what she has lost in the Old. Her spiritual ascendency extends over the vast countries which lie between the plains of the Missouri and Cape Horn, countries which a century hence, may not improbably contain a population as large as that which now inhabits Europe. The members of her communion are certainly not fewer than a hundred and fifty millions; and it will be difficult to show that all other Christian sects united amount to a hundred and twenty millions. Nor do we see any sign which indicates that the term of her long dominion is approaching. She saw the commencement of all the governments and of all the ecclesiastical establishments that now exist in the world; and we feel no assurance that she is not destined to see the end of them all. She was great and respected before the Saxon had set foot on Britain, before the Frank had passed the Rhine, when Grecian eloquence still flourished at Antioch, when idols were still worshipped in the temple of Mecca. And she may still exist in undiminished vigour when some traveller from New Zealand shall, in the midst of a vast solitude, take his stand on a broken arch of London Bridge to sketch the ruins of St. Paul's."
    Thomas Babington Macaulay

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