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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 are·na /əˈrinə/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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
         sand-strewn area
      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
         of action]