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Meaning of HIPPODROME

Pronunciation:  'hipu`drowm

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a stadium for horse shows or horse races
 

HIPPODROME is a 10 letter word that starts with H.

 

 See Also: arena, bowl, stadium

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Hip"po*drome\, n. [L. hippodromos, Gr. ?; "i`ppos
    horse + ? course, fr. ? to run: cf. F. hippodrome.]
    1. (Gr. Antiq.) A place set apart for equestrian and chariot
       races.
    
    2. An arena for equestrian performances; a circus.
    
    
  2. \Hip"po*drome\, n. (Sports)
    A fraudulent contest with a predetermined winner. [Slang, U.
    S.]
    
    
  3. \Hip"po*drome\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {-dromed}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {-droming}.] (Sports)
    To arrange contests with predetermined winners. [Slang, U.
    S.]
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: agora, amphitheater, arena, athletic field, auditorium, background, bear garden, bowl, boxing ring, bull ring, campus, canvas, circus, cockpit, coliseum, colosseum, course, field, floor, forum, ground, gym, gymnasium, hall, lists, locale, marketplace, mat, milieu, open forum, palaestra, parade ground, pit, place, platform, precinct, prize ring, public square, purlieu, range, ring, scene, scene of action, scenery, setting, site, sphere, squared circle, stadium, stage, stage set, stage setting, terrain, theater, tilting ground, tiltyard, walk, wrestling ring
 

 

 

 

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