amphitheatre

Part of speech: noun

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

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Usage examples "amphitheatre":

  1. It is supposed there are one thousand inhabitants within the amphitheatre. - "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.
  2. And he has a house in the Amphitheatre, and it is the same there. - "The Red Cockade", Stanley J. Weyman.
  3. The majestic ruins of Minerva- Medica, the so- called temple of Venus and Cupid, the fragments of the Baths of St. Helena, the Castrense Amphitheatre, the arches of the aqueduct, half concealed in cypress and ivy, are objects which must increase the attractions of a walk to this sanctuary of the cross. - "Walks in Rome", Augustus J.C. Hare.