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- n. An open, outdoor theatre, especially one from the classical period of ancient Greece.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See amphitheater.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held
- n. a sloping gallery with seats for spectators (as in an operating room or theater)
This amphitheatre is the Val Buona; that little white house is the cottage of Bastian the wood-ranger; yonder pale gigantic pinnacles towering in solitary splendour above the tree-tops to the rear of the cottage, are the crests of the Cristallo.
Nothing to do but pull on a thick balaclava, grab the sled, and go steaming up the hill to the top of what we call the amphitheatre, in the field opposite the main house.
For the rest it had the finest and vastest prospect all round it I ever saw from any house: from Tyndale Fell to St. Bees Head, all Cumberland as in amphitheatre unmatchable; Galloway mountains,
This huge amphitheatre is in course of excavation; and it is quite possible – possible and probable – that inscriptions in the earliest stages of the hieroglyphic writing may there be discovered.
Presiding over the amphitheatre was a beast-headed god, his head half turned away.
Sitting directly behind us in the amphitheatre was another artistic inventor from that time who has managed to survive, Victor Moscoso above.
Behind the amphitheatre were the thermae of the same emperor Titus Vespasian.
Hard by the amphitheatre is a convent of Recollets, built in a very romantic situation, on the brink of a precipice.
The amphitheatre was a raging cauldron of death ....
Julius Cæsar, in his dictatorship, to construct a wooden theatre in the Campus Martius, built especially for hunting, "which was called amphitheatre (apparently the first use of the word) because it was encompassed by circular seats without a scene."