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Definition of "theatre" []

  • Variant of theater. (noun)
  • A building designed for the performance of plays, operas, etc (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.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • A large room or hall, usually with a raised platform and tiered seats for an audience, used for lectures, film shows, etc (noun)
  • A room in a hospital or other medical centre equipped for surgical operations (noun)
  • Plays regarded collectively as a form of art (noun)
  • A setting for dramatic or important events (noun)
  • Writing that is suitable for dramatic presentation (noun)
  • A major area of military activity (noun)
  • A circular or semicircular open-air building with tiers of seats (noun)

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Use "theatre" in a sentence
  • "I inquired where the theatre was to be found, and it was all true -- there _was_ a _theatre_."
  • "I don't care if someone started doing theatre when he was in the fucking womb and spent his infant years doing small regional theatre gigs before being the Phantom of the Opera on Broadway at the tender age of five, the minute you become someone who makes hoards of preteens obsess over you, stay out of theatre*."
  • "The expression theatre of motor sport is bandied about but nowhere comes close to Monza when embracing all that is dramatic and passionate about motor racing."