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来自拉丁语 theatrum,戏院，剧院，来自希腊语 theatron,戏院，剧院，来自 theaomai,看，观察， 词源同 theory.-trum,-tron,-ther,-der,工具格后缀，或表位置，词源同 tether,rudder.后引申词义 手术室等。
- theater (n.)
- late 14c., "open air place in ancient times for viewing spectacles and plays," from Old French theatre (12c., Modern French théâtre, improperly accented) and directly from Latin theatrum "play-house, theater; stage; spectators in a theater" (source also of Spanish, Italian teatro), from Greek theatron "theater; the people in the theater; a show, a spectacle," literally "place for viewing," from theasthai "to behold" (related to thea "a view, a seeing; a seat in the theater," theates "spectator") + -tron, suffix denoting place.
Meaning "building where plays are shown" is from 1570s in English. Transferred sense of "plays, writing, production, the stage" is from 1660s. Generic sense of "place of action" is from 1580s; especially "region where war is being fought" (1914). Spelling with -re arose late 17c. and prevailed in Britain after c. 1700 by French influence, but American English retained or revived the older spelling in -er.
- 1. He became known as the enfant terrible of British theater.
- 2. Theater owners lease films from film distributors.
- 3. a restaurant catty-corner from the theater
- 4. He could amuse us for hours with his stories of the theater.
- 5. Excuse me, where is the entrance to the theater?
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