- 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
Examples from the Web for amphitheater
Lucullus gave Marcellus in charge to them, and led the company out of the amphitheater.The Martyr of the Catacombs|Anonymous
They will be glad to know that he will stand again in the Amphitheater the coming summer.The Chautauquan, Vol. III, March 1883|The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
I come here every night and look upon the amphitheater of the gods.The Personality of American Cities|Edward Hungerford
Timéa gazed at the play of the aquatic population; it was like a bird's-eye view of an amphitheater.Timar's Two Worlds|Mr Jkai
The best section for the study of the succession of flows and ejectamenta is the amphitheater at the head of the Carbon Glacier.Mount Rainier|Various
late 14c., from Latin amphitheatrum, from Greek amphitheatron "double theater, amphitheater," neuter of amphitheatros "with spectators all around," from amphi- "on both sides" (see amphi-) + theatron "theater" (see theater). Classical theaters were semi-circles, thus two together made an amphi-theater.