What does theater mean?

Definitions for theater
ˈθi ə tər, ˈθiə-the·ater

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. theater, theatre, housenoun

    a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented

    "the house was full"

  2. dramaturgy, dramatic art, dramatics, theater, theatrenoun

    the art of writing and producing plays

  3. field, field of operations, theater, theater of operations, theatre, theatre of operationsnoun

    a region in which active military operations are in progress

    "the army was in the field awaiting action"; "he served in the Vietnam theater for three years"

Wiktionary

  1. theaternoun

    A place or building, consisting of a stage and seating, in which an audience gathers to watch plays, musical performances, public ceremonies etc.

    "The theater is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, it is also the return of art to life." (w:Oscar Wilde)

  2. theaternoun

    A region where a particular action takes place; a specific field of action, usually with reference to war.

    His grandfather was in the Pacific theater during the war.

  3. theaternoun

    A lecture theatre.

  4. theaternoun

    An operating theatre or locale for human experimentation.

    This man is about to die, get him into theater at once!

  5. theaternoun

    A cinema, or picture theatre.

    We sat in the back row of the theater and threw popcorn at the screen.

  6. theaternoun

    Drama or performance as a profession or artform.

    I worked in the theater for twenty-five years.

  7. Etymology: From theater, from theatre, from theatrum, from θέατρον, from θεάομαι.

Wikipedia

  1. theater

    Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of performing art that uses live performers, usually actors or actresses, to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music, and dance. Elements of art, such as painted scenery and stagecraft such as lighting are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. The specific place of the performance is also named by the word "theatre" as derived from the Ancient Greek θέατρον (théatron, "a place for viewing"), itself from θεάομαι (theáomai, "to see", "to watch", "to observe"). Modern Western theatre comes, in large measure, from the theatre of ancient Greece, from which it borrows technical terminology, classification into genres, and many of its themes, stock characters, and plot elements. Theatre artist Patrice Pavis defines theatricality, theatrical language, stage writing and the specificity of theatre as synonymous expressions that differentiate theatre from the other performing arts, literature and the arts in general. A theatre company is an organisation that produces theatrical performances, as distinct from a theatre troupe (or acting company), which is a group of theatrical performers working together.Modern theatre includes performances of plays and musical theatre. The art forms of ballet and opera are also theatre and use many conventions such as acting, costumes and staging. They were influential to the development of musical theatre.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Theaternoun

    alt. of Theatre

Freebase

  1. Theater

    In warfare, a theater is an area or place in which important military events occur or are progressing. A theater can include the entirety of the air, land, and sea area that is or that may potentially become involved in war operations.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. theater

    The geographical area for which a commander of a geographic combatant command has been assigned responsibility.

Anagrams for theater »

  1. hat tree

  2. hattree

  3. teareth

  4. tethera

  5. theatre

  6. thereat

  7. teather

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of theater in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of theater in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of theater in a Sentence

  1. Lisa Carling:

    We don’t feel that way because if you look at a family, it’s not going to be [an entire theater] of people on the autism spectrum sitting together, it’s going to be about 25 to 30 percent, they’re coming with their parents, siblings, caregivers— they are all buffers.

  2. Abby Broyles:

    She asked me to come over. She asked me to bring some wine. We had wine and sushi and a couple of hours later, we were upstairs in their theater room watching a movie, for years I have struggled with stress and anxiety and insomnia. I took the bar exam on two hours of sleep.I mean, this is how far this goes back for me. And she knows that. And she gave me a medication I had never taken before. And I had an adverse reaction. Instead of helping me sleep, I hallucinated. And I don’t remember anything until I woke up or came to, and I was throwing up in a hamper.

  3. Joy Behar:

    Personally, I listen to the little voice in my head that doesn’t really follow 100% what they tell me because they keep changing it, a very short time ago, they were saying put the N95 masks on, and now make sure it’s a – and now they’re saying you don’t have to wear them anymore… if I go into the theater … a crowded place, I would wear a mask, and I might do that indefinitely.

  4. Dan Ives:

    There was no reason that he needed to double down and shout 'supply chain' into a crowded theater, he gave the bears meat on the bones. That's why the stock sold off. I'm convinced if Musk was not on the call, the stock probably would have been up on Thursday.

  5. District Attorney George Brauchler:

    He tried to murder a theater full of people to make himself feel better and because he thought it would increase his self-worth.

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