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
The auditorium is provided with exceptionally wide chairs spaced to provide the maximum comfort for the patrons.
At the south end of the main auditorium was placed the library and reading room, which has a floor level of 2 feet above that of the auditorium.
It certainly helped that the hotel itself was very nice, recently renovated and spacious, and the main auditorium had a built in projector system that made for a beautiful presentation when I gave the usual "What's New With Pyr Books" PowerPoint show.
The auditorium is domed and ornate, sealing off the noises of the street.
I was a theater kid and the greatest thing about my high school was this beautiful, decrepit old auditorium from the turn of the century.
I point out that not one of the kids I have worked with there in over a decade has ever seen/heard/felt anything, that the auditorium is only about 25 years old and there were no reports of a suicide in the news at that time (or since), but it does no good.
The high school kids swear the auditorium is haunted.
The auditorium is full, chatting loudly to an undercurrent of swampy organ.
I was aghast to walk into the main auditorium to find there were no seats and we were faced with the prospect of listening to seven speeches standing.
There might be applause from an audience after a movie either out of pure enjoyment or for some reason unknown to us, but the passion in that auditorium is something sadly missing today.