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." u2014 (w:Oscar Wilde)

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

  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.

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

  3. theaternoun

    A lecture theatre.

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

  4. theaternoun

    An operating theatre or locale for human experimentation.

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

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

  5. theaternoun

    A cinema, or picture theatre.

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

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

  6. theaternoun

    Drama or performance as a profession or artform.

    I worked in the theater for twenty-five years.

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

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, hattree, teareth, tethera, theatre, thereat

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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. Liao Guang:

    All the trending items were about this pneumonia outbreak, so I thought we should buy a mask and take some kind of a preventative measure, i think during this (holiday), we're not going to go out too much, and probably won't go to places with a lot of people, like the movie theater.

  2. The President:

    I was pretty sympathetic to the fact that they have business considerations that they got to make. Had Obama Investigators talked to me directly about this decision, I might have called the movie theater chains and distributors and asked Obama Investigators what the story was.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    How many innocent people in our country, from little children, to church members, to movie theater attendees, how many people do we need to see cut down before we act? in order to make sense of it, we have to be honest. We have to face hard truths about race, violence, guns and division.

  4. Katherine Sullivan:

    I think they’ve been thoughtful at thinking about what are the common things we see with autism, we can’t account for every child, but if children at least have access or opportunity, that’s huge and I think parents are so appreciative of at least being able to come to the theater, have the opportunity for their child, to have that judgement-free place for children to have access to theater in general.

  5. Scott Huver:

    This move certainly feels like the top of a very slippery slope, while it is very difficult to fault either Sony or the theater chains for a reluctance to show the movie, it is most certainly a blow to free speech and creative expression — two of America’s most vital guiding principles.

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