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English noun: theater

1. theater (artifact) a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented


SamplesThe house was full.


Synonymshouse, theatre


Broader (hypernym)building, edifice


Narrower (hyponym)arena theater, cinema, dinner theater, dinner theatre, home theater, home theatre, little theater, little theatre, movie house, movie theater, movie theatre, music hall, opera, opera house, picture palace, theater in the round, vaudeville theater, vaudeville theatre


Part holonymbox office, circle, dress circle, dressing room, greenroom, orchestra, orchestra pit, parquet, parquet circle, parterre, pit, stage, standing room, theater stage, theatre stage, ticket booth, ticket office, tiered seat


Domain categorydramatic art, dramatics, dramaturgy, theater, theatre

2. theater (communication) the art of writing and producing plays


Synonymsdramatic art, dramatics, dramaturgy, theatre


Broader (hypernym)communicating, communication


Narrower (hyponym)stage


Part holonymdramatic composition, dramatic work


Domain category membersact, amphitheater, amphitheatre, appear, booking clerk, closed-circuit television, co-star, downstage, dramatic irony, enter, flies, ham, ham it up, house, overact, overplay, place, play, playact, roleplay, seat, star, stooge, support, theater, theatre, ticket agent, underact, underplay, upstage

3. theater (location) a region in which active military operations are in progress


SamplesThe army was in the field awaiting action.
He served in the Vietnam theater for three years.


Synonymsfield, field of operations, theater of operations, theatre, theatre of operations


Broader (hypernym)region


Part holonymcombat area, combat zone


Part meronymtheater of war, theatre of war


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine









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