• WordNet 3.6
    • n auditorium the area of a theater or concert hall where the audience sits
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Auditorium a building, or a room within a building, containing a large open space for public gatherings, and often having a raised stage where speakers or presentations may be easily viewed by the audience.
    • Auditorium The part of a church, theater, or other public building, assigned to the audience.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n auditorium In a church, theater, public hall, or the like, the space allotted to the hearers or audience.
    • n auditorium In monasteries, an apartment for receiving visitors; a parlor or reception-room.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Auditorium in an opera-house, public hall, or the like, the space allotted to the hearers: the reception-room of a monastery
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  • Robert Frost
    “Hell is a half-filled auditorium.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Auditory (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. auditus, a hearing—audīre, to hear. See Audible.


In literature:

Alec joined the crowd squeezing into the auditorium conference room.
"The Thirst Quenchers" by Rick Raphael
If the clerk wants an address, tell him the Auditorium, Chicago.
"The Bandbox" by Louis Joseph Vance
I was there early, but the auditorium was packed, and I was ushered to a camp-chair in the aisle.
"The Long Day" by Dorothy Richardson
Every seat in that fine auditorium was occupied and the aisles were crowded.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
All the other figures on the stage and in the auditorium became meaningless for me.
"The House by the Lock" by C. N. Williamson
And under them, down the whole length of the hall from auditorium to auditorium, the tables are set out.
"A Journal of Impressions in Belgium" by May Sinclair
I felt very uncomfortable, and therefore I slunk away into the auditorium, which was close at hand.
"Tales from the German" by Various
In the evening I went to see "Tannhaeuser" at the Auditorium.
"A Frenchman in America" by Max O'Rell
Applause broke out like a thunderclap, pealing heavily through the big auditorium, but the actress showed no consciousness of it.
"The Destroying Angel" by Louis Joseph Vance
The house was dimly lighted by gas, the deficiency made up, as far I could see, by lamps in the auditorium, by candles on the stage.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam

In news:

In 2008, the Martha Graham Dance Company visited Interlochen Center for the Arts, worked with dance students and performed in Corson Auditorium.
Burchfield Penney Art Center Auditorium.
Part of the Consider the Alternatives film series, this film by Ken Wyatt begins at 7:00 pm in the Burchfield Penney Art Center Auditorium.
Mavis Staples at Lisner Auditorium.
Iconic blues, soul and gospel singer Mavis Staples will perform at 5 pm Feb 27 at Syracuse University's Goldstein Auditorium.
Performances will take place at 7 pm nightly, in the auditorium.
Stanford Memorial Auditorium, as seen from Hoover Tower in Stanford University, Stanford, California.
BUFFALO, NY - (WKBW) A Sabres spokesman has confirmed to Eyewitness Sports that longtime Memorial Auditorium public address announcer Milt Ellis has died at the age of 81.
Easy Listening, a quartet of Coalcracker Chorus members (from left) Delroy Steigerwalt, Ronald Beltz, Albert Hoffman and Dan West, harmonize onstage at the Tamaqua Area Auditorium Sunday afternoon.
The discussion, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 pm Wednesday September 19 (tonight) at Dillard University's PSB Georges auditorium.
Pasadena Civic Auditorium MJ does "Billie Jean".
New Mexico Dance Theater will perform its fourth annual spring recital, " Mother Goose ," Friday and Saturday at Duane W Smith Auditorium.
At the Rose History Auditorium.
Mint Hill area filmmaker Jet Eller will give a screening of his new film "Never Feed The Troll" at CPCC on January 22 at 7 pm at the Tate Auditorium.
Irish singer Moya Brennan performs Monday at Princeton University's Taplin Auditorium.

In science:

The Plenary Talks were held in the Large Auditorium, where earphones were supplied at every seat for simultaneous translation (just like the United Nations).
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
These talks stimulated lots of discussion in the auditorium, on the slopes and at dinner.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
Thomas Sheridan, Professor of Engineering, MIT, served in the auditorium.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test