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Ultimately from Ancient Greek θέατρον (théatron, a place for viewing), from θεάομαι (theáomai, to see, watch, observe).


  • IPA(key): /teˈaːtɐ/
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Theater n (genitive Theaters, plural Theater)

  1. theater (place or building, consisting of a stage and seating)
  2. theater (drama or performance as a profession or artform)
  3. theatrical company, troupe, theater company (company (group or organization) of, often touring, actors, singers or dancers)
  4. audience (large gathering of people listening to or watching a performance in a theater)
  5. (informal) to-do, fuss, hassle (excessive activity, worry, bother, talk, or conflict)


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Further reading[edit]

  • Theater” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Theater in Duden online