What does theatre mean?

Definitions for theatre
ˈθi ə tər, ˈθiə-the·atre

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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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Theatre(noun)

    an edifice in which dramatic performances or spectacles are exhibited for the amusement of spectators; anciently uncovered, except the stage, but in modern times roofed

  2. Theatre(noun)

    any room adapted to the exhibition of any performances before an assembly, as public lectures, scholastic exercises, anatomical demonstrations, surgical operations, etc

  3. Theatre(noun)

    that which resembles a theater in form, use, or the like; a place rising by steps or gradations, like the seats of a theater

  4. Theatre(noun)

    a sphere or scheme of operation

  5. Theatre(noun)

    a place or region where great events are enacted; as, the theater of war

Freebase

  1. Theatre

    Theatre is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music or dance. Elements of design and stagecraft 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, itself from θεάομαι. Modern Western theatre derives in large measure from ancient Greek drama, from which it borrows technical terminology, classification into genres, and many of its themes, stock characters, and plot elements. Theatre scholar 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. Theatre today includes performances of plays and musicals. Although it can be defined broadly to include opera and ballet, those art forms are outside the scope of this article.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Theatre

    thē′a-tėr, n. a place where public representations, chiefly dramatic or musical, are seen, a play-house: any place rising by steps like the seats of a theatre: a building adapted for scholastic exercises, anatomical demonstrations, &c.: scene of action, field of operations: the drama, the stage.—adjs. Theat′ric, -al, relating or suitable to a theatre, or to actors: pompous: artificial, affected.—v.t. and v.i. Theat′ricalise, to adapt to dramatic representation: to make stagy.—ns. Theat′ricalism, Theatrical′ity, staginess, artificiality.—adv. Theat′rically, in a theatrical manner: in a manner suiting the stage.—n. Theat′ricalness.—n.pl. Theat′ricals, dramatic performances.—v.i. Theat′ricise, to play a part.—ns. Theat′ricism, theatricality, affectation, staginess; Theatromā′nia, a craze for play-going; Theat′rophone, a telephone connected with a theatre. [Gr. theatrontheaomai, I see.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'theatre' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1799

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'theatre' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1769

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'theatre' in Nouns Frequency: #727

Anagrams for theatre »

  1. hat tree, hattree, teareth, tethera, theater, thereat

How to pronounce theatre?

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How to say theatre in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of theatre in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of theatre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of theatre in a Sentence

  1. Brian Moreland:

    I don't think theatre will go away. I just think it will be different when it comes back.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    La vie peut être pleine de tant de rebondissements inattendus et tourne que vous ne trouverez jamais dans un film de Hollywood ou de parcelles de Broadway. Pas étonnant! après tout, ces films et pièces de théâtre sont écrits par des scénaristes professionnels, tandis que votre histoire de vie est écrit par le pouvoir suprême, et ni les scénaristes de Hollywood, ni dramaturges broadway peuvent jamais égaler sa créativité.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    When the sun sets beautifully, other beauties rise. Nature is a theatre; when one great player leaves the scene, another great player immediately enters. The play always continues excellently.

  4. Phoebe Waller-Bridge:

    I hope this filmed performance of' Fleabag' can help raise money while providing a little theatrical entertainment in these isolated times, thank you to all our partners and to the creative team who have waived their royalties from this production to raise money for such vital causes in this unbelievably challenging situation. All money raised will support the people throughout our society who are fighting for us on the frontlines and those financially devastated by the crisis, including those in the theatre community.

  5. Animesh Roul:

    There were indications of several fringe groups in Kashmir that “subscribed to the caliphate and its ideals”. There was also the possibility of Pakistan trying to inject new groups into the Kashmir theatre in the name of IS. We don’t know their actual strength. A large coordinated attack needs a lot of planning and that may not be immediate. But we need to be careful as the IS does have sympathisers in India and their ideology is expanding as the group looks to spread elsewhere after the fall of strongholds like Mosul.” https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/islamic-state-supporters-create-kashmir-group-to-step-up-presence-in-india-give-instructions-on-nice-like-attack/story-5DMUzpbw8ge7EB1pIlKJYO.html Hindustan Times, July 17, 2017

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