Definition of “theater” - English Dictionary

“theater” in British English

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(Definition of “theater” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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also theatre us /ˈθi·ə·t̬ər/

theater noun (BUILDING)

[ C ] a building, room, or outside structure with rows of seats, each row usually higher than the one in front, from which people can watch a performance, a movie, or another activity:

Lincoln Plaza Cinema has five movie theaters.

theater noun (PERFORMING ARTS)

[ U ] the art or activity of writing and performing plays, or the public performance of plays:

We have tickets to the theater tonight (= to watch a performance).

(Definition of “theater” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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