What does the word arena mean?

Usage examples for arena

  1. 14- 18. He did not choose his profession, he recoiled from it; but he was thrust into the arena of public life by an impulse which he could not resist. – Introduction to the Old Testament by John Edgar McFadyen
  2. Only in the arena during the Games had she seen a live one and then always from a distance. – Warrior of the Dawn by Howard Carleton Browne
  3. But the arena in which this conflict took place was so vast that everything seemed to take place in slow motion. – Space Tug by Murray Leinster