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|Origin:||theatre, from Latin, from Greek theatron, from theasthai 'to watch'|
thea‧tre S2 W2 British English ; theater American English
a building or place with a stage where plays and shows are performed:
an open-air theatre (=a theatre that is outside)
the Mercury Theater
plays as a form of entertainment:
I enjoy theater and swimming.
He's really interested in literature and the theatre.
Yeats' plays are great poetry but they are not good theatre (=good entertainment).
the work of acting in, writing, or organizing plays:
classes in theater and music
in the theatre
She's been working in the theatre over thirty years.
a building where films are shown [= movie theater AmE; = cinema BrE]
place to see a film[countable] American EnglishAMF
'Bambi' was the first movie I ever saw in the theater.
a special room in a hospital where medical operations are done [= operating room American English]
hospital[uncountable and countable] British EnglishMH
Marilyn is still in theatre.
a large area where a war is being fought:
the Pacific theater during World War II