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English noun: arena

1. arena (state) a particular environment or walk of life

SamplesHis social sphere is limited.
It was a closed area of employment.
He's out of my orbit.

Synonymsarea, domain, field, orbit, sphere

Broader (hypernym)environment

Narrower (hyponym)distaff, front, kingdom, land, lap, political arena, political sphere, preserve, province, realm, responsibility

2. arena (location) the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially an area that was strewn with sand

Broader (hypernym)area, country

3. arena (artifact) a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments

Synonymsbowl, sports stadium, stadium

Broader (hypernym)construction, structure

Narrower (hyponym)amphitheater, amphitheatre, ballpark, bullring, circus, coliseum, covered stadium, dome, domed stadium, football stadium, hippodrome, park, skybox

Part holonymathletic field, field, field house, playing area, playing field, stand, standing room, tiered seat

4. arena (artifact) a playing field where sports events take place

Synonymsscene of action

Broader (hypernym)athletic field, field, playing area, playing field

Narrower (hyponym)circus

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