: an area in a Roman amphitheater for gladiatorial combats
a : an enclosed area used for public entertainment
b : a building containing an arena
a : a sphere of interest, activity, or competition <the political arena>
b : a place or situation for controversy <in the public arena>
Examples of ARENA
- Congress became an arena of opposing views.
- the toughest political arena in the world
- The economic arena has been dominated by that country.
Origin of ARENA
Latin harena, arena
sand, sandy place
First Known Use: 1600
Rhymes with ARENA
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