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Definition of "amphitheater" []

  • An oval or round structure having tiers of seats rising gradually outward from a central open space or arena. (noun)
  • An arena where contests and spectacles are held. (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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "amphitheater" in a sentence
  • "If the amphitheater is delayed, he surely wants to keep people from blaming the T.J. Center for unrelated construction delays."
  • "The amphitheater is going to be a great space with a great lineup of acts."
  • "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."