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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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