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arena

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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (sports complex)
a. el estadio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The football arena has enough capacity for 60,000 spectators.El estadio de fútbol americano tiene suficiente capacidad para 60,000 espectadores.
b. la plaza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(bullfighting)
The arena closed when Catalonia outlawed bullfighting.La plaza se cerró cuando Cataluña prohibió la corrida.
2. (events venue)
a. la arena
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(in a coliseum)
The arena was filled with crocodile-infested water, and the gladiators fought from small boats.La arena estaba llena de agua infestada de cocodrilos, y los gladiadores luchaban desde barcos pequeños.
b. el ruedo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(bullfighting)
The door opened, releasing the bull out into the arena.La puerta se abrió, dejando salir el toro al ruedo.
c. la pista
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(circus)
Next up in the arena we have: the two-headed man!Ahora llega a la pista: ¡el hombre de dos cabezas!
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(sphere)
a. el ruedo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
After the scandal, Smithers decided to leave the political arena entirely.Después del escándalo, Smithers decidió abandonar el ruedo político por completo.
b. la palestra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Few thought that the young senator could win when he first entered the arena.Pocos esperaron que el joven senador ganara cuando primero saltó a la palestra.
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arena
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (stadium)
a. el estadio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (area of activity; economic, international)
a. el ruedo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
to enter the arenasalir al ruedo, saltar a la palestra
arena [əˈriːnə]
noun
1 (stadium) estadio (m)
2 (circus) pista (f)
3 (Taur) (building) plaza (f); (pit) ruedo (m)
4 (stage) palestra (f)
the political arena el ruedo político
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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