Definitions for Arena
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sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arenanoun
a particular environment or walk of life
"his social sphere is limited"; "it was a closed area of employment"; "he's out of my orbit"
the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially an area that was strewn with sand
stadium, bowl, arena, sports stadiumnoun
a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
arena, scene of actionnoun
a playing field where sports events take place
An enclosed area, often outdoor, for the presentation of sporting events (sports arena) or other spectacular events; earthen area, often oval, specifically for rodeos (N. America) or circular area for bullfights (especially Hispanic America).
A large crowd filled the seats of the arena.
The building housing such an area.
The arena is grey with white beams.
(Ancient Rome) The sand-covered centre of an amphitheatre where contests were held.
The gladiators entered the arena.
A realm in which important events unfold.
The company was a player in the maritime insurance arena.
Etymology: From arena.
An arena is a large enclosed platform, often circular or oval-shaped, designed to showcase theatre, musical performances, or sporting events. It is composed of a large open space surrounded on most or all sides by tiered seating for spectators, and may be covered by a roof. The key feature of an arena is that the event space is the lowest point, allowing maximum visibility. Arenas are usually designed to accommodate a multitude of spectators.
An arena is a large enclosed space used for public entertainment, sports events, or other performances. It often features a central area surrounded by tiers of seats or standing spaces for spectators. The term can also refer to a field of activity or interest in which contrasting viewpoints or competitive actions are engaged in.
the area in the central part of an amphitheater, in which the gladiators fought and other shows were exhibited; -- so called because it was covered with sand
any place of public contest or exertion; any sphere of action; as, the arenaof debate; the arena of life
"Sand" or "gravel" in the kidneys
Etymology: [L. arena, harena, sand, a sandy place.]
An arena is an enclosed area, often circular or oval-shaped, designed to showcase theater, musical performances, or sporting events. The word derives from Latin harena, a particularly fine/smooth sand used to absorb blood in ancient arenas like the Colosseum in Rome. It is composed of a large open space surrounded on most or all sides by tiered seating for spectators. The key feature of an arena is that the event space is the lowest point, allowing for maximum visibility. Usually, an arena is designed to accommodate a fairly large number of spectators. The term arena is sometimes used as a synonym for a very large venue such as Pasadena's Rose Bowl, but such a facility is typically called a stadium, especially if it does not have a roof. The use of one term over the other has mostly to do with the type of event. Football is typically played in a stadium while basketball and ice hockey are typically played in an arena, although many of the larger arenas hold more spectators than do the stadiums of smaller colleges or high schools. There are exceptions. The home of the Duke University basketball team would qualify as an arena, but the facility is called Cameron Indoor Stadium. Domed stadiums, which like arenas are enclosed but have the larger playing surfaces and seating capacities found in stadiums, also fall under a gray area. There is also the sport of indoor American football, a variant of the gridiron-based game that is designed for the usual smaller playing surface of most arenas; variants of other traditionally outdoor sports, including box lacrosse and futsal/indoor soccer, also exist.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-rē′na, n. part of the ancient amphitheatre strewed with sand for the combats of gladiators and wild beasts: any place of public contest: a battlefield: place of action of any kind.—adj. Arenā′ceous, sandy: dry: (geol.) applied to rocks composed entirely or largely of grains of quartz.—ns. Arenā′ria, the sandwort, a genus of low herbs allied to the chickweeds; Arenā′tion, the application of hot sand to the body as a remedy. [L. arēna, sand.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[common; Unix] The area of memory attached to a process by brk(2) and sbrk(2) and used by malloc(3) as dynamic storage. So named from a malloc: corrupt arena message emitted when some early versions detected an impossible value in the free block list. See overrun screw, aliasing bug, memory leak, memory smash, smash the stack.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Arena is ranked #5209 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Arena surname appeared 6,706 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Arena.
86.4% or 5,798 total occurrences were White.
9.4% or 635 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.1% or 145 total occurrences were Asian.
1% or 73 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.7% or 50 total occurrences were Black.
0% or 5 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of Arena in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Arena in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
In the arena of human life the honours and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities.
You know, we're down to now five people. We're all in the arena, and I will show respect to the person that emerges from that arena. I believe it will be me, but at the end of the day, I'm going to support that person who went through the arena and became the nominee.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause who at best, if he wins, knows the thrills of high achievement, and, if he fails, at least fails daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
When you are in the arena you develop some degree of respect for people who have been in the arena, and so we will see how it goes. i mean it is always possible that somebody could do something that is so egregious that I would not want to be behind them, but let's see.
All the moral issues that matter today are in the political arena, there's no way to fight these battles except in that arena.
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