from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large room to accommodate an audience in a building such as a school or theater.
- n. A large building for public meetings or performances.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large room for public meetings or performances.
- n. The space where the audience is located.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The part of a church, theater, or other public building, assigned to the audience.
- n. a building, or a room within a building, containing a large open space for public gatherings, and often having a raised stage where speakers or presentations may be easily viewed by the audience.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In a church, theater, public hall, or the like, the space allotted to the hearers or audience.
- n. In monasteries, an apartment for receiving visitors; a parlor or reception-room.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the area of a theater or concert hall where the audience sits
Latin audītōrium, from audīre, to hear; see au- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin audītōrium, from audītōrius ("pertaining to hearing"). (Wiktionary)