Part of speech: noun

An oval edifice having rows of seats which slope upward from an enclosed arena.

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Usage examples "amphitheater":

  1. He also built other edifices, the amphitheater, the theater, and market- place in a manner worthy of that name. - "The Makers and Teachers of Judaism", Charles Foster Kent.
  2. A vast amphitheater had been raised on this plain for the Empress and the suite of their Majesties; the day was perfect, as is each day of the month of May in Italy. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
  3. It had begun its history as a Roman amphitheater, a thousand years before. - "In the Days of the Guild", Louise Lamprey.