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Definition 1: a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where theater or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the house was full

Synonyms for theater in the sense of this definition

(theater is a kind of ...) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

(... is a kind of theater ) a theater arranged with seats around at least three sides of the stage

(... is a kind of theater ) a building where musical dramas are performed

(... is a kind of theater ) a theater in which vaudeville is staged

(... is a kind of theater ) a small theater for experimental drama or collegiate or community groups

(... is a kind of theater ) television and video equipment designed to reproduce in the home the experience of being in a movie theater

(... is a kind of theater ) a theater at which dinner is included in the price of admission

(... is a kind of theater ) a theater where films are shown

(theater is a part of ...) a room in which you can change clothes

(theater is a part of ...) seating that is arranged in sloping tiers so that spectators in the back can see over the heads of those in front

(theater is a part of ...) a stage in a theater on which actors can perform

(theater is a part of ...) room for passengers or spectators to stand

"there was standing room for thousands more people"

(theater is a part of ...) a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience

"he clambered up onto the stage and got the actors to help him into the box"

(theater is a part of ...) seating at the rear of the main floor (beneath the balconies)

(theater is a part of ...) seating on the main floor between the orchestra and the parquet circle

(theater is a part of ...) lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers

(theater is a part of ...) seating on the main floor in a theater

(theater is a part of ...) the office where tickets of admission are sold

(theater is a part of ...) a curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house; usually the first tier above the orchestra

"they had excellent seats in the dress circle"

(theater is a part of ...) a backstage room in a theater where performers rest or have visitors

(theater belongs to category ...) the art of writing and producing plays

Definition 2: the art of writing and producing plays - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for theater in the sense of this definition

(theater is a kind of ...) the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information

"they could not act without official communication from Moscow"

(... is a kind of theater ) the theater as a profession (usually `the stage')

"an early movie simply showed a long kiss by two actors of the contemporary stage"

(theater is a part of ...) a play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc.

(theater is the domain which ... is member of) a sloping gallery with seats for spectators (as in an operating room or theater)

(theater is the domain which ... is member of) play a subordinate role to (another performer)

"Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"

(theater is the domain which ... is member of) be the star in a performance

(theater is the domain which ... is member of) appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.

"Gielgud appears briefly in this movie" "She appeared in `Hamlet' on the London stage"

(theater is the domain which ... is member of) be the co-star in a performance

(theater is the domain which ... is member of) exaggerate one's acting

(theater is the domain which ... is member of) act (a role) with great restraint

(theater is the domain which ... is member of) at or toward the rear of the stage

"the dancers were directed to move upstage"

(theater is the domain which ... is member of) come on stage

(theater is the domain which ... is member of) act as the stooge

"His role was to stooge for the popular comedian"

(theater is the domain which ... is member of) perform on a stage or theater

"She acts in this play" "He acted in `Julius Caesar'" "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"

(theater is the domain which ... is member of) someone who sells tickets (e.g., theater seats or travel accommodations)

(theater is the domain which ... is member of) a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)

"he booked their seats in advance" "he sat in someone else's place"

(theater is the domain which ... is member of) (theater) the space over the stage (out of view of the audience) used to store scenery (drop curtains)

(theater is the domain which ... is member of) (theater) irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play

(theater is the domain which ... is member of) a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented

"the house was full"

(theater is the domain which ... is member of) a television system that is not used for broadcasting but is connected by cables to designated monitors (as in a factory or theater)

(theater is the domain which ... is member of) at or toward the front of the stage

"the actors moved further and further downstage"

Definition 3: a region in which active military operations are in progress - [noun denoting location]

Samples where theater or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the army was in the field awaiting action
  • he served in the Vietnam theater for three years

Synonyms for theater in the sense of this definition

(theater is a kind of ...) a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth

"penguins inhabit the polar regions"

(theater is a part of ...) a military area where combat forces operate

(... is part of theater) the entire land, sea, and air area that may become or is directly involved in war operations

(theater belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

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