hippodrome

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hippodrome a stadium for horse shows or horse races
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hippodrome (Sports) A fraudulent contest with a predetermined winner.
    • Hippodrome (Gr. Antiq) A place set apart for equestrian and chariot races.
    • Hippodrome An arena for equestrian performances; a circus.
    • v. i Hippodrome (Sports) To arrange contests with predetermined winners.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hippodrome In classical antiquity, a place, more or less embellished by art, in which horse-races and chariot-races were run and horses were exercised: sometimes applied to a modern circus.
    • n hippodrome In sporting slang, a race or other athletic contest in which it is arranged beforehand that a certain contestant shall win; a mock or fraudulent race.
    • hippodrome To conduct races, equestrian, pedestrian, or aquatic, or other contests, in which the result is prearranged by collusion between the managers and the contestants, in order to make gain through betting, etc.: in allusion to the prearranged or perfunctory races in a hippodrome or circus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hippodrome hip′o-drōm the Greek name for a racecourse for horses and chariots: an equestrian circus:
    • v.t Hippodrome to conduct races in such a way
    • n Hippodrome hip′o-drōm (U.S.) a fraudulent athletic game or contest in which the result is prearranged
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. hippodromos, Gr. ; "i`ppos horse + course, fr. to run: cf. F. hippodrome,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Gr. hippodromoshippos, a horse, dromos, a course.

Usage

In literature:

I'm going to accept these two Hippodrome boxes, and tell the girls that we can each invite two guests.
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
He was to perform at the London Hippodrome, before going to the States.
"The Bill-Toppers" by Andre Castaigne
This was the show, the hippodrome, the spectacular circus that passed on the east sky before the eyes of Fire the Goat and Flim the Goose.
"Rootabaga Stories" by Carl Sandburg
May I pause for a few moments, and say something about the Hippodrome?
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
Then Mrs. Warren returned and the girls came home to lunch, having a merry time talking over the Hippodrome.
"A Modern Cinderella" by Amanda M. Douglas
He had seen Marceline at the Hippodrome on one memorable occasion.
"What's-His-Name" by George Barr McCutcheon
Farther up-town a hotel arose where Franconi's Hippodrome had been.
"Literary New York" by Charles Hemstreet
Belisarius triumphantly led his forces against the revolutionists in the Hippodrome.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
Three horses only to gallop around like the hippodrome races of a circus.
"History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921" by John Lawrence O'Connor
After a remarkably fine dinner at the Hotel Astor, which the girls enjoyed immensely, they all drove to the Hippodrome.
"Dorothy's Tour" by Evelyn Raymond
The gymnasium is not a hippodrome.
"Harper's Round Table, April 30, 1895" by Various
I'm James Smith, and I have a two weeks' engagement at the Hippodrome here.
"The New Gulliver and Other Stories" by Barry Pain
The Circus, or Hippodrome, was a stately building about four hundred paces in length and one hundred in breadth.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 16" by Various
I walked as far as the Hippodrome, and then turned and crossed the road.
"The Tower of Oblivion" by Oliver Onions
McTaggart drew his chair forward from behind the curtain of the box and gazed out on the crowded Hippodrome.
"The Man with the Double Heart" by Muriel Hine
Something cataclysmal happens to the House of Commons, or the Hippodrome, or Tottenham Hotspur.
"The Lighter Side of School Life" by Ian Hay
I'll take you to the Hippodrome.
"Lola" by Owen Davis
It was called the Hippodrome because it was commonly used for exercising horses.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
The "Hippodrome" was now a mere speck far away to the west'ard.
"Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S." by Percy F. Westerman
It is things like this always happening all about which make snow-storm nights in the city such a hippodrome affair, and all the world akin.
"Turns about Town" by Robert Cortes Holliday
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In poetry:

Let us infest the Lintel of the Gloam
And chase the Steeds from Morning's Hippodrome,
And let Aurora's wastrel Wanderings be
A good Excuse to stay away from Home.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin

In news:

Simon Harding and his combo at the Salute to Miles Davis concert at the Hippodrome.
London's Hippodrome Gets New Look with Coemar UK.
Girls With Guitars concert at the Hippodrome.
Hippodrome holds onto hope for 2011.
Beatles tribute "Rain" will come to the Hippodrome in October.
Visionaries bask in Hippodrome glow.
The Hippodrome renovation is a remarkable Second Street success story.
Anthony Bourdain is returning to the Hippodrome on Nov 17.
Chicken and waffles are served with sides of macaroni and cheese and beans at Mansion Five26, part of the Hippodrome entertainment complex in Jackson Ward.
Hippodrome returns to 'Some Enchanted Evening' territory.
" South Pacific " at the Hippodrome Theatre.
Theater buffs may want to hang out at the Starbucks across the street from the Hippodrome about an hour before showtime.
'Shrek the Musical' shines at the Hippodrome.
Got tickets to the Hippodrome.
"Where can I eat around the Hippodrome".
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In science:

The domain is a so-called hippodrome (race-track) stadium.
Recent developments in mathematical Quantum Chaos
After dividing by the Z2 symmetry the hippodrome has ergodic billiards, hence by Theorem 4.1, the quotient domain is quantum ergodic.
Recent developments in mathematical Quantum Chaos
Hence the hippodrome is quantum ergodic but not classically ergodic.
Recent developments in mathematical Quantum Chaos
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