What does Arena mean?

Definitions for Arena
əˈri nəAre·na

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena(noun)

    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"

  2. arena(noun)

    the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially an area that was strewn with sand

  3. stadium, bowl, arena, sports stadium(noun)

    a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments

  4. arena, scene of action(noun)

    a playing field where sports events take place

Wiktionary

  1. arena(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From arena.

  2. arena(Noun)

    The building housing such an area.

    The arena is grey with white beams.

    Etymology: From arena.

  3. arena(Noun)

    (Ancient Rome) The sand-covered centre of an amphitheatre where contests were held.

    The gladiators entered the arena.

    Etymology: From arena.

  4. arena(Noun)

    A realm in which important events unfold.

    The company was a player in the maritime insurance arena.

    Etymology: From arena.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arena(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [L. arena, harena, sand, a sandy place.]

  2. Arena(noun)

    any place of public contest or exertion; any sphere of action; as, the arenaof debate; the arena of life

    Etymology: [L. arena, harena, sand, a sandy place.]

  3. Arena(noun)

    "Sand" or "gravel" in the kidneys

    Etymology: [L. arena, harena, sand, a sandy place.]

Freebase

  1. Arena

    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

  1. Arena

    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

  1. arena

    [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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  1. anear, Arean, Arnea

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Arena in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Arena in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Arena in a Sentence

  1. Trevor Hollingsbee:

    It introduces a potential vulnerability where they was none before - it is a sudden new complication in an arena that China was dominating.

  2. Larry Johnson:

    To have them (employees) fight it out like gladiators in the arena with a few every year being slaughtered, I think is detrimental to corporate health and culture.

  3. The Ohio governor:

    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.

  4. David M. Shoup:

    The galleries are full of critics. They play no ball, they fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down in the arena are the doers. They make mistakes because they try many things. The man who makes no mistakes lacks boldness and the spirit of adventure. He is the one who never tries anything. His is the brake on the wheel of progress. And yet it cannot be truly said he makes no mistakes, because his biggest mistake is the very fact that he tries nothing, does nothing, except criticize those who do things.

  5. Evans Revere:

    I would not be surprised at all to see North Koreans take some kind of a step in the ballistic missile testing arena or in the nuclear testing arena, particularly if Biden wins the election, i think North Koreans are going to want to have him start out on the back foot to the extent possible. And one way to do that would be what United States did with President Obama.

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