What does arena mean?

Definitions for arena
əˈri nəare·na

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. arenanoun

    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 stadiumnoun

    a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments

  4. arena, scene of actionnoun

    a playing field where sports events take place

Wiktionary

  1. arenanoun

    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. arenanoun

    The building housing such an area.

    The arena is grey with white beams.

    Etymology: From arena.

  3. arenanoun

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

    The gladiators entered the arena.

    Etymology: From arena.

  4. arenanoun

    A realm in which important events unfold.

    The company was a player in the maritime insurance arena.

    Etymology: From arena.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arenanoun

    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. Arenanoun

    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. Arenanoun

    "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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  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. Theodore Roosevelt:

    It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again. Because there is no effort without error and shortcomings, he who knows the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the high achievement of triumph and who at worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows his place shall never be with those timid and cold souls who know neither victory nor defeat".

  2. Bellator Europe boss David Green:

    Anyone who was in the arena for her last fight knows she probably got as much vocal support as any other fighter, and more than that, I think she's just a great ambassador for the sport and for Bellator.

  3. Jo Aleh:

    I guess coming from an Olympic background I realize how lucky I am in the Olympic arena that it's actually very even, women and men have the same opportunities. Women and men are on the same level playing field. Women and men are trying to perform to that top level. But as soon as you try to step outside that Olympic arena, it's quite difficult. There is no pathway. Or I haven't found a way as yet, as a woman in sailing, to make that next step forward, and that is pretty hard.

  4. Selahattin Demirtas:

    We will wage a powerful struggle in both the political and legal arena, we will never abandon parliament completely to the AKP. Our seats (in parliament) were obtained by legal means, they were obtained with people's votes.

  5. Friday Paul McCulley:

    I will continue doing the things I love in other spaces, possibly in the academic arena, pimco will always be Camelot in my heart.

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