A·re·na n.; pl. E. Arenas L. Arenæ
1. Rom. Antiq. The area in the central part of an amphitheater, in which the gladiators fought and other shows were exhibited; -- so called because it was covered with sand.
2. Any place of public contest or exertion; any sphere of action; as, the arenaof debate; the arena of life.
3. Med. “Sand” or “gravel” in the kidneys.
n 1: a particular environment or walk of life; "his social sphere
is limited"; "it was a closed area of employment"; "he's
out of my orbit" [syn: sphere, domain, area, orbit,
2: the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where
contests and spectacles were held; especially a
3: a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
[syn: stadium, bowl, sports stadium]
4: a playing field where sports events take place [syn: scene