Origin of arena
Examples from the Web for arena
The traffic agent was kind enough to direct Sarah discreetly to a closed-off street running behind the arena.
His policies made the workplace a Hunger Games arena of its own.
Fumes filled the arena, engines revved, and the beastly vehicles made their way out on to the spotlight.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture|Eliza Krigman|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He lamented that, “American politics has often been an arena for angry minds.”
The past few years of ugly gridlocked bloodsport politics have driven many Americans out of the arena in disgust.Hate Hyper-Partisanship? Support Redistricting Reform Now|John Avlon|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The circle of the council room might have been an arena and only those two facing each other and measuring each other.The Flute of the Gods|Marah Ellis Ryan
Of late years the Arena, a skating rink, has been the scene of the greatest gatherings for concerts, horse shows and motor shows.Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2)|William Henry Atherton
There was every different mode of combat known in the arena, and of these the most deadly were sure to find the most favor.The Martyr of the Catacombs|Anonymous
The walk around the arena was an eternity, and then it was over and done with, and he had mounted his pedestal.The Executioner|Frank Riley
In the centre of the arena was a large cross, with a sort of platform around it, and steps to go up.Rollo in Rome|Jacob Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for arena
- an enclosure or platform, usually surrounded by seats on all sides, in which sports events, contests, entertainments, etc, take placea boxing arena
- (as modifier)arena stage