What does theater mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. theater, theatre, house(noun)

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

    "the house was full"

  2. dramaturgy, dramatic art, dramatics, theater, theatre(noun)

    the art of writing and producing plays

  3. field, field of operations, theater, theater of operations, theatre, theatre of operations(noun)

    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. theater(Noun)

    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. theater(Noun)

    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. theater(Noun)

    A lecture theatre.

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

  4. theater(Noun)

    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. theater(Noun)

    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. theater(Noun)

    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. Theater(noun)

    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

How to pronounce theater?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Denis Rodkin:

    Art, and the Bolshoi Theater's broadcasts in particular, support people in these difficult conditions, they will be inspired, recharged with art, and all this will end.

  2. Nick Selby:

    But keep in mind, the precautions should are already being taken may not be visible to the average theater-goer. So people shouldn’t expect to see a SWAT like presence at their local movie theater.

  3. District Attorney George Brauchler:

    Through this door is horror, he tried to murder a theater full of people to make himself feel better and because he thought it would increase his self-worth.

  4. Hal Vogel:

    The vast majority of revenues will still be generated three or five years from now at the theater.

  5. Lady Gaga:

    It's the land of Elvis, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra, the Rat Pack, Elton John, Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli. It has been a life-long dream of mine to play Las Vegas. I am humbled to be a part of a historical line-up of performers, and to have the honor of creating a new show unlike anything Las Vegas has ever seen before. I'll tell you exactly what I told my MGM and Park Theater partners — you can count on this performer always for one thing … I'll leave my heart on the stage every single night.

Images & Illustrations of theater

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