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Meaning of ARENA

Pronunciation:  u'reenu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a playing field where sports events take place
  2. [n]  a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
  3. [n]  the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially a sand-strewn area
  4. [n]  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"

ARENA is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: area, bowl, domain, field, orbit, scene of action, sphere, stadium
 See Also: amphitheater, amphitheatre, area, athletic field, bullring, circus, coliseum, construction, country, covered stadium, distaff, dome, domed stadium, environment, field, field house, football stadium, front, hippodrome, kingdom, land, lap, playing area, playing field, political arena, political sphere, preserve, province, realm, responsibility, stand, standing room, stands, structure, tiered seats



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*re"na\, n.; pl. E. {Arenas}; L. {Aren[ae]}. [L. arena,
harena, sand, a sandy place.]
1. (Rom. Antiq.) The area in the central part of an
   amphitheater, in which the gladiators fought and other
   shows were exhibited; -- so called because it was covered
   with sand.

2. Any place of public contest or exertion; any sphere of
   action; as, the arenaof debate; the arena of life.

3. (Med.) ``Sand'' or ``gravel'' in the kidneys.

Computing Dictionary

The area of memory attached to a unix process by the brk and sbrk system calls and used by malloc as dynamic storage. So named from a "malloc: corrupt arena" message emitted when some early versions detected an impossible value in the free block list.

See overrun screw, aliasing bug, memory leak, memory smash, smash the stack.

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