Character 10
Hyphenation hip po drome
Pronunciations /ˈhɪpəˌdɹəʊm/

Definitions and meanings of "Hippodrome"

What do we mean by hippodrome?

An arena for equestrian shows. noun

An open-air stadium with an oval course for horse and chariot races in ancient Greece and Rome. noun

In classical antiquity, a place, more or less embellished by art, in which horse-races and chariot-races were run and horses were exercised: sometimes applied to a modern circus. noun

In sporting slang, a race or other athletic contest in which it is arranged beforehand that a certain contestant shall win; a mock or fraudulent race. noun

To conduct races, equestrian, pedestrian, or aquatic, or other contests, in which the result is prearranged by collusion between the managers and the contestants, in order to make gain through betting, etc.: in allusion to the prearranged or perfunctory races in a hippodrome or circus.

To arrange contests with predetermined winners. intransitive verb

A place set apart for equestrian and chariot races. noun

An arena for equestrian performances; a circus. noun

A fraudulent contest with a predetermined winner. noun

A horse racing course. noun

To stage a baseball game to suit gamblers. verb

A stadium for horse shows or horse races noun

A horse racing course.

A fraudulent sporting contest with a predetermined winner.

A circus with equestrian performances.

A large shopping mall. Sometimes called a Hyperdome. A common habitat of the hippopotabeast. Urban Dictionary

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The word "hippodrome" in example sentences

Horses were sometimes introduced, but then the hippodrome was the course. ❋ Various (N/A)

In his gardens and chariot-racing center, called the hippodrome, almost a thousand people were brutally murdered. ❋ Unknown (2009)

That was the only time he penned me, -- three days of it, -- but after that the hippodrome never stopped. ❋ Unknown (2010)

A hippodrome, with sun, moon, and stars to referee! ❋ Unknown (2010)

Through a temple the walkway led to a vast hippodrome. ❋ Thanassis Cambanis (2010)

This delightful anthology of prose and poetry, mostly homegrown but with contributions from Pliny on the magnificence of the box hedges cut into a thousand animal shapes in his Tuscan garden (with hippodrome), the 9th-century Frankish monk Strabo on the cultivation of dung heaps, and Thomas Jefferson on his ever-expanding vegetable patch, is the perfect companion for weeding, dead-heading, pricking out and mulching. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The adventurer, armed only with a hand-ax, trails the beast and traps it in a small valley like a hippodrome, perhaps five miles around, and runs the beast for two months, not allowing it to eat, drink or sleep, until it "fell to whimpering and crying like a baby." ❋ Unknown (2008)

Read it properly to revel (or reveal for the slow of speech) in its secrets and secrete properly your resigns on the public amphitheater floor, run in the hippodrome your best horses and sail your vessels (vassals?) under the loving eye of the goddess. ❋ Unknown (2010)

But Hezbollah fired so many volleys of rockets from the nearby orchards that it feared reprisal bombings against the crowd that would gather to bury the dead in the open field by the ancient hippodrome. ❋ Thanassis Cambanis (2010)

I hear that the city where I have my pied à terre in the North of England suffers one murder every time there is a race meeting at its ancient hippodrome. ❋ Unknown (2009)

It's a view from the breakfast room of the Hotel Spectra, looking across the old Roman hippodrome to the Mosque of Sultanahmet, better known over here as the Blue Mosque. ❋ Walter Jon Williams (2009)

So the emperor crossed without hindrance and reached another palace called Beklal; here a hippodrome had been built, and he destroyed it. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Domitian's Arena was converted to the hippodrome-shaped Piazza Navona with stores resting their foundations and partitions on the surrounding groins and vaults. ❋ Unknown (2007)

According to Roncella, the dramatic and musical contests of the Sebasta must have taken place in a theater, likely the one whose remains can now be seen of the Via dell'Anticaglia, and the equestrian events in the hippodrome in Piazza Garibaldi. ❋ Unknown (2008)

You may go your way as fast as you will out of this place, which is, for the present; our hippodrome, or atmeidan, call it which you will, as you prize the ❋ Unknown (2008)

The Art Deco style is perfectly represented in the Colonia Hipódromo Condesa, which was urbanized by José de la Lama and Juan Basurto in 1927 on what was once a hippodrome. ❋ Unknown (2006)

It is both and something more; an open space, in or near the city, used for reviewing troops, races, playing the Jeríd (cane-spear) and other sports and exercises: thus Al – Maydan = Gr. hippodrome. ❋ Unknown (2006)

"[Let's go] [shopping] at the Hippodrome" ❋ P (2005)

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