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. Melissa Blake:

    Thank you, thank you so much. This award is for every kid who is watching tonight who has a disability, a limitation, a challenge, who has been waiting to see themselves represented in this arena. You are.

  2. Gracie Gold:

    I felt very emotional when the crowd stood up, and then they kept standing long after what that performance warranted, i felt emotional before I even started because the sound the audience made. It was kind of strange. I've had excited cheers, but never the full arena pulling for my existence on the ice.

  3. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    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.

  4. Londoner Haye:

    In the end, what 20,000 fans inside London's O2 Arena witnessed was me giving 100 percent effort but performing way below world level, for my fans, it must have been like going to support their favorite thoroughbred racehorse at the Grand National, only to see their stallion stumble out the gates like a sedated mule at the Donkey Derby.

  5. Bill Clinton:

    I think sometimes it's important when you are in the elected arena -- you try to figure out, how do you bring people together to get something done instead of just standing on the opposite sides yelling at each other.

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