- the first section of seats in the gallery of a theater.
- a designated section of seats in any part of a theater.
Origin of amphitheater
OTHER WORDS FROM amphitheateram·phi·the·at·ric [am-fuh-thee-a-trik], /ˌæm fə θiˈæ trɪk/, am·phi·the·at·ri·cal, adjectiveam·phi·the·at·ri·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby amphitheater
How to use amphitheater in a sentence
The eponymous Smith Falls, in the far north of the state, are the highest of the lot, dropping 70 feet over an amphitheater of rock.
The lawn was staked out in a grid of little numbered flags, and throughout the covered expanse of the amphitheater, “pods” of up to eight guests were separated by six feet and alternating dead rows.Wolf Trap celebrates 50 years of arts in the wild — so what’s another rainstorm?|Michael Andor Brodeur|July 2, 2021|Washington Post
It’s a gorgeous piece, thoughtfully composed in-line with a dry waterfall in a shallow amphitheater.
A semicircular columbarium was built in a natural amphitheater.In Glover Park, an old Catholic cemetery gets new life|John Kelly|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
I caught one of two afternoon performances on Tuesday in Crystal City, where the truck had pulled into the cul-de-sac behind the Courtyard Green, employing the plaza of the National Cooperative Bank building as an ersatz amphitheater.WNO pop-up opera truck delivers music to the public, but it’s not a perfect fit|Michael Andor Brodeur|October 28, 2020|Washington Post
He roomed there with another kid, a goalie and all they did was walk to the old Amphitheater for practice and back again.
The place chosen to camp was a natural amphitheater which ran back into the mountains.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
A broad terrace ran around the amphitheater at the height of the topmost row of seats.
After the amphitheater was devised the circus came to be used for races exclusively and the spna became permanent.
In the circus, too, combats of gladiators sometimes took place, but these were more frequently in the amphitheater.
The temple was built like a gigantic amphitheater, like some large bowl in which athletic contests were held.The Lost Warship|Robert Moore Williams