Definitions of theatre

  1. the art of writing and producing plays
  2. a region in which active military operations are in progress; " the army was in the field awaiting action"; " he served in the Vietnam theater for three years"
  3. 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.
  4. Any room adapted to the exhibition of any performances before an assembly, as public lectures, scholastic exercises, anatomical demonstrations, surgical operations, etc.
  5. That which resembles a theater in form, use, or the like; a place rising by steps or gradations, like the seats of a theater.
  6. A sphere or scheme of operation.
  7. A place or region where great events are enacted; as, the theater of war.
  8. A place where public representations, chiefly dramatic or musical, are seen: any place rising by steps like the seats of a theatre: a building adapted for scholastic exercises, anatomical demonstrations, etc.: scene of action.
  9. A place for public representation: scene of actions or operations.
  10. A building for dramatic representations; playhouse.
  11. An edifice for the exhibition of dramatic performances; a play- house; a place rising by steps or gradations like the seats of a theatre; a place of action or exhibition; a building for the exhibition of scholastic exercises; a room for anatomical demonstrations.
  12. A building in which to exhibit dramatic performances or shows; a playhouse; a place rising up gradually like the seats of a theatre, one behind the other; any place or field of action; a large apartment suitably arranged for lectures, anatomical demonstrations, & c.

Usage examples for theatre

  1. This evening, for instance, I should take her to a theatre." – Short Cruises by W.W. Jacobs
  2. The theatre would be something new anyhow, and it is the duty of my mission to see all things and hold fast to that which is good. – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  3. The following are the pieces which I have seen at this theatre. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  4. It was not the man you caught waiting about outside the theatre. – The Splendid Folly by Margaret Pedler
  5. The theatre was by no means the only show that appealed to Washington. – The True George Washington [10th Ed.] by Paul Leicester Ford
  6. " Here is my father," she said; for at that moment Mr. O'Mahony appeared within the theatre, having made his way up from the door in time to take his daughter home. – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  7. Then if you will imagine the scene you have in mind as being set up on a stage like that of the Palace Theatre, shown in the last chapter, you will have a working understanding of the vaudeville stage. – Writing for Vaudeville by Brett Page
  8. She followed him but let him get outside the theatre before she spoke to him. – Jack O' Judgment by Edgar Wallace
  9. " Go back to Havre; you will get there in time for the last piece at the theatre. – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  10. He also told me that it would be a great pity to lose the theatre, which was to take place that evening. – In Indian Mexico (1908) by Frederick Starr
  11. Though the young marquis did not know my name, I got introduced to him, and had the pleasure of meeting him a second time at the theatre. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. Gentlemen of the Road, the Street, the Theatre, and the Shop! – Paul Clifford, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  13. However, he did not have long to wait, for his opportunity came one night in Hooley's Theatre. – Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon
  14. So I went to the theatre, but for the life of me could take little interest in what went on. – A Top-Floor Idyl by George van Schaick
  15. In a word, months before he left Paris, he had given orders for preparing immense quantities of provisions of all kinds, to be conveyed along with his gigantic host, and render him independent of the countries which might form the theatre of his operations. – The History of Napoleon Buonaparte by John Gibson Lockhart
  16. He never appeared in the large box at the Court Theatre. – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
  17. Monsieur Robricart, of the theatre at Metz. – Fromont and Risler, Complete by Alphonse Daudet Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  18. Many of them never enter a theatre, a ball- room, or a concert- hall. – Holland, v. 1 (of 2) by Edmondo de Amicis
  19. Make Jack take her to the theatre once a week. – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  20. I really couldn't have enjoyed it a minute for thinking of the baby, and besides I never cared for the theatre. – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow