Definition of arena:
force field, pipe bowl, sphere of influence, demesne, domain, welkin, field of honor, field of study, eye socket, knowledge domain, cranial orbit, vault of heaven, celestial sphere, coliseum, bowling ball, subject area, territory, line of business, knowledge base, discipline, firmament, playing area, scene, heavens, scene of action, surface area, course, field of operations, gridiron, athletic field, playing field, subject, bag, field of force, theater of operations, reach, theatre of operations, pit, park, scope, baseball field, compass, trough, field of battle, range, orbital cavity, battleground, sphere, celestial orbit, square, theatre, bowl, subject field, platform, expanse, domain of a function, electron orbit, bowlful, sports stadium, plain, landing field, football field, study, country, boxing ring, roll, orbit, airfield, department, field, terrain, ambit, champaign, field of view, empyrean, area, field of operation, world, stadium, gym, sector, flying field, land.
arena (part of speech: noun)
- place (part of speech: noun)
The valley itself, with the ridges that encircled it, was not unlike one of the great Spanish amphitheatres, where bull- fights are carried on; while the smooth, level surface of the meadow represented the arena.- "The Boy Hunters", Captain Mayne Reid.
Noting and studying what forces move the world, the only sane explanation that comes to me of the fact that such writing as these little volumes contain has not, in this country especially, met with its due recognition and approval, is that, like all Whitman's works, they have really never yet been published at all in the true sense,- have never entered the arena where the great laurels are won.- "Birds and Poets", John Burroughs.
- "Careers of Danger and Daring", Cleveland Moffett.