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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Theater  \The"a*ter\,  Theatre  \The"a*tre\,  n.  [F.  th['e][^a]tre, 
  L.  theatrum  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  to  see  view;  cf  Skr.  dhy[=a]  to 
  meditate,  think.  Cf  {Theory}.] 
  1.  An  edifice  in  which  dramatic  performances  or  spectacles 
  are  exhibited  for  the  amusement  of  spectators;  anciently 
  uncovered,  except  the  stage,  but  in  modern  times  roofed. 
  2.  Any  room  adapted  to  the  exhibition  of  any  performances 
  before  an  assembly,  as  public  lectures,  scholastic 
  exercises,  anatomical  demonstrations,  surgical  operations, 
  3.  That  which  resembles  a  theater  in  form  use  or  the  like 
  a  place  rising  by  steps  or  gradations,  like  the  seats  of  a 
  theater.  --Burns. 
  Shade  above  shade,  a  woody  theater  Of  stateliest 
  view.  --Milton. 
  4.  A  sphere  or  scheme  of  operation.  [Obs.] 
  For  if  a  man  can  be  partaker  of  God's  theater,  he 
  shall  likewise  be  partaker  of  God's  rest.  --Bacon. 
  5.  A  place  or  region  where  great  events  are  enacted;  as  the 
  theater  of  war. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  building  where  theatrical  performances  or  motion-picture 
  shows  can  be  presented;  "the  house  was  full"  [syn:  {theatre}, 
  2:  the  art  of  writing  and  producing  plays  [syn:  {dramaturgy},  {dramatic 
  art},  {dramatics},  {theatre}] 

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