- 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
Related Words for amphitheatresquare, stadium, park, gymnasium, field, ring, stage, gym, rink, diamond, course, coliseum, circus, bowl, ice, platform, hippodrome, pit, ground, gridiron
Examples from the Web for amphitheatre
Historical Examples of amphitheatre
It is the chief town of Somersetshire, and is surrounded by an amphitheatre of hills.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
The amphitheatre of hills is terraced with olive-orchards and vineyards.Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land
Henry Van Dyke
After dinner I dressed and took a place in the amphitheatre of the theatre.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
On the day appointed for their execution, they were led to the amphitheatre.Fox's Book of Martyrs
We all sat in a row, on steps, as in an amphitheatre, but in straight lines.Memoirs
Charles Godfrey Leland
- the first tier of seats in the gallery of a theatre
- any similarly designated seating area in a theatre
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.