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Hyphenation am phi the a ter
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Definitions and meanings of "Amphitheater"

What do we mean by amphitheater?

An oval or circular structure having tiers of seats rising gradually outward from a central open space or arena. noun

A level area surrounded by upward sloping ground. noun

An upper, sloping gallery with seats for spectators, as in a theater or operating room. noun

In anc. Rom. arch., an edifice devoted to the exhibition of gladiatorial contests and the combats of wild beasts. noun

Anything resembling an amphitheater in form, as an oval or circular building with seats rising behind and above each other around a central open space, or a natural area surrounded by rising ground; in horticulture, a sloping arrangement of shrubs and trees. noun

The uppermost gallery of a modern theater. noun

An oval or circular building with rising tiers of seats about an open space called the arena. noun

Anything resembling an amphitheater in form; as, a level surrounded by rising slopes or hills, or a rising gallery in a theater. noun

A semi-circular acoustic backdrop behind performers for an outdoor venue. noun

A completely circular outdoor arena; a classic European amphitheatre. noun

An oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held noun

A sloping gallery with seats for spectators (as in an operating room or theater) noun

An open, outdoor theatre (which may be a theatre in the round, or have a stage with seating on only one side), especially one from the classical period of ancient Greece or Rome, or a modern venue of similar design.

A natural formation of a similar shape, where a steep mountain or slope a particular rock formation forms a partial or compete bowl, especially one used as a performance space (and possibly modified by carving out seats, etc) because the slopes naturally amplify or echo sound.

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The word "amphitheater" in example sentences

If the amphitheater is delayed, he surely wants to keep people from blaming the T.J. Center for unrelated construction delays. ❋ Unknown (2005)

The amphitheater is going to be a great space with a great lineup of acts. ❋ Unknown (2005)

A massive open-air amphitheater is a permanent fixture on the side of the Fortín hill which overlooks the north west quadrant of the city. ❋ Unknown (2005)

Nestling at the foot of this mountain amphitheater, and washed by the bay, straggling lengthways and up and down, is Funchal, with its brilliant white houses and green facings glittering in the sun. ❋ William Henry Burton Wilkins (1897)

I just posted the photo of you orating from the "amphitheater" - as you'll recall a somewhat featureless landscape; at any rate you can see the pic here on my photostream: ❋ The Brillig Blogger (2008)

Though it’s looked like the amphitheater is nowhere close to being ready in time, yesterday the concrete slab was poured, leaving the installation of the roof and some seats. ❋ Unknown (2005)

The amphitheater, which is paneled in maple wood strips, can be closed off behind a 16-foot-wide garage door, an homage to the site's former incarnation as a parking facility. ❋ Steve Dollar (2011)

The urns, carved with eagles, serpents and rams' heads, were a key part of the amphitheater, which is adjacent to the Tomb of the Unknowns. ❋ Christian Davenport (2011)

Those now will be taken in the coffin, as you pointed out, a horse drawn cason (ph), which will move from the amphitheater, which is rarely used, by the way of the last used in 1950 for a service like this. ❋ Unknown (2002)

The amphitheater was a white inferno capped by a shield seething at maximum output. ❋ Maxwell, Ann, 1944- (1982)

Upon a raised seat in a conspicuous part of the amphitheater was the ❋ Anonymous (N/A)

Instead of being a space glaring in the sunlight shining on an expanse of white togas, the hollow of the amphitheater was a dingy area of brownish black under a lowering canopy of sullen cloud, for the sky was heavily overcast and threatened rain all day, though not a drop fell. ❋ Edward Lucas White (1900)

As Pola is seen now, the amphitheater is the one monument of its older days, which strikes the eye in the general view, and which divides attention with signs that show how heartily the once forsaken city has entered on its new career. ❋ Various (1885)

I have forgotten the amphitheater, which is of great magnitude, tho much inferior to the Coliseum. ❋ Unknown (1885)

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