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theater

the·a·ter (the·a·tre)

theater (theatre)

 
 
pronunciation:
thi tr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a building or outdoor structure where plays, movies, concerts, and other performing arts are presented.
Our seats were in the fourth row of the theater, so we could easily see the stage.
 
synonyms:
playhouse
similar words:
amphitheater, arena, auditorium, cinema, hall, music hall
definition 2: the audience gathered in such a building to see a performance.
The theater gave the play a standing ovation.
synonyms:
house
similar words:
audience, gallery
definition 3: a room with rising tiers of seats, commonly used for lectures.
Students filed into the operating theater.
synonyms:
amphitheater
similar words:
auditorium, lyceum
definition 4: the art of, or industry concerned with, writing or performing plays.
She wants to have a career in the theater.He writes for television, but she writes only for the theater.
similar words:
drama, dramaturgy, the stage
definition 5: a sphere of action, esp. military.
The Germans were defeated in the European theater.
synonyms:
front
similar words:
arena, scene, setting, site, stage
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