Adjective "arena" definition and examples

(Arena may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈriːnə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A level area surrounded by seating, in which sports, entertainments, and other public events are held.
  1. 'The spectators were told the flags had to be dismantled in the interests of health and safety in the events arena.'
  2. 'In one of sports great arenas, the Milan derby indulges the connoisseurs.'
  3. 'They were among thousands of slaves being trained to fight to the death in the arena for public entertainment.'
  4. 'Whole towns could be surrounded, or a mile-wide dragnet thrown over an area which contained sporting arenas.'
  5. 'Water for irrigating parks, sports arenas and golf courses must be treated waste water and cannot be running water.'
  6. 'House music weaves a fine thread through the three arenas and one terrace area which have been set up.'
  7. 'She said that the policy did not apply to other sporting arenas such as cricket pitches and other outdoor recreation facilities.'
  8. 'They could borrow an idea from sports arenas: premium seating with a dedicated waiter.'
  9. 'Logs and wooden benches provide basic seating around the main arenas - but for more comfort it is worth taking an old cushion or blanket.'
A place or scene of activity, debate, or conflict.
  1. 'These arguments have now been tested in a political arena for the first time.'
  2. 'We are as powerful a partner as you can get on the corporate battlefield, or in the political arena.'
  3. 'The shift from the political to the cultural arena helped entrench old divisions and to create new ones.'
  4. 'It was created as an arena for the representation and expression of minority opinion.'
  5. 'In the tough, macho arena of rock climbing, one woman has beaten the boys at their own game.'
  6. 'He did not seek to enter the political arena which is where you would seek to place him, with all its attendant risks.'
  7. 'He has also recently turned commentator on India's business and economic scene and indeed social and political arenas.'
  8. 'Empowerment has now moved from the arena of management circles and into our daily lives.'
  9. 'It is high time we gave shape to a new culture, where each arena of activity is given its due place.'
  10. 'In brief, there are at least three arenas of activity for critical intellectuals and oppositional educators.'

More definitions

1. the oval space in the center of a Roman amphitheater for gladiatorial combats or other performances.

2. a central stage, ring, area, or the like, used for sports or other forms of entertainment, surrounded by seats for spectators: a boxing arena; a circus arena.

3. a building housing an arena.

4. a field of conflict, activity, or endeavor: the arena of politics.

More examples(as adjective)

"swifts can be arena."

"awards can be arena."

Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin harena, arena ‘sand, sand-strewn place of combat’.