What does palestra mean?

Definitions for palestrapəˈlɛs trə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. palestra, palaestra(noun)

    a public place in ancient Greece or Rome devoted to the training of wrestlers and other athletes

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palestra(noun)

    a wrestling school; hence, a gymnasium, or place for athletic exercise in general

  2. Palestra(noun)

    a wrestling; the exercise of wrestling

  3. Origin: [NL., fr. L. palaestra, Gr. , fr. to wrestle.]


  1. Palestra

    The Palestra, often called the Cathedral of College Basketball, is a historic arena and the home gym of the University of Pennsylvania Quakers men's and women's basketball teams, volleyball teams, wrestling team, and Philadelphia Big 5 basketball. Located at 215 South 33rd St. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, near Franklin Field in the University City section of Philadelphia, it opened on January 1, 1927. The arena originally seated about 10,000, but now seats 8,722 for basketball. The Palestra is famed for its close-to-the-court seating with the bleachers ending at the floor with no barrier to separate the fans from the game. At the time of its construction, the Palestra was one of the largest arenas in the world. It was one of the first modern steel-and-concrete arenas in the United States and also one of the first to be constructed without interior pillars blocking the view.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Palestra

    pā-les′tra, n. a wrestling school: the exercise of wrestling: any training school: academic oratory.—adjs. Pales′tral, Pales′trian, Pales′tric, -al, pertaining to wrestling: athletic. [L.,—Gr. palaistrapalē, wrestling.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of palestra in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of palestra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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