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  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arena  \A*re"na\,  n.;  pl  E.  {Arenas};  L.  {Aren[ae]}.  [L.  arena, 
  harena,  sand,  a  sandy  place.] 
  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. 




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