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Noun arena has 4 senses
  1. sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena - a particular environment or walk of life; "his social sphere is limited"; "it was a closed area of employment"; "he's out of my orbit"
    --1 is a kind of environment
    --1 has particulars:
     distaff; front; kingdom, land, realm; lap; political arena, political sphere; preserve; province, responsibility
  2. arena - the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially a sand-strewn area
    --2 is a kind of
    area, country
  3. stadium, bowl, arena, sports stadium - a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
    --3 is a kind of structure, construction
    --3 has parts:
     field house; stand, stands; standing room; tiered seats; playing field, athletic field, playing area, field
    --3 has particulars:
     amphitheater, amphitheatre, coliseum; ballpark, park; bullring; circus; dome, domed stadium, covered stadium; football stadium; hippodrome; skybox
  4. arena, scene of action - a playing field where sports events take place
    --4 is a kind of playing field, athletic field, playing area, field
    --4 has particulars: circus
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