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Etymology

From Middle English theater, from Old French theatre, from Latin theatrum, from Ancient Greek θέατρον (théatron), a place for viewing), from θεάομαι (theáomai), to see", "to watch", "to observe).

Alternative spellings

  • theatre
  • The spelling theatre is the main spelling in Commonwealth English, with theater being rare.
  • In United States English, theater accounts for about 80 percent of usage in the major corpus of usage, COCA.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
theater

Plural
theaters

theater (plural theaters)

  1. A place or building, consisting of a stage and seating, in which an audience gathers to watch plays, musical performances, public ceremonies etc.
    "The theater is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, it is also the return of art to life." — (w:Oscar Wilde)
  2. A region where a particular action takes place; a specific field of action, usually with reference to war.
    His grandfather was in the Pacific theater during the war.
  3. A lecture theatre.
  4. (medicine) An operating theatre.
    This man is about to die, get him into theater at once!
  5. (US, Australian, New Zealand) A cinema, or picture theatre.
    We sat in the back row of the theater and threw popcorn at the screen.
  6. Drama or performance as a profession or artform.
    I worked in the theater for twenty-five years.

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Pronunciation

Noun

theater n. (plural theaters, diminutive theatertje, diminutive plural theatertjes)

  1. theater (US), theatre (Commonwealth): either drama, the art form, or a drama theater (building)

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