- (America) IPA: /ˈθi(ə)tɚ/, sometimes IPAchar /ˈθɪə.tɚ/
- (Canada, Southern US) IPA: /ˈθi.eɪ.tɚ/
- (British) IPA: /ˈθiːə.tə/, /ˈθɪə.tə/
- (New Zealand) IPA: /ˈθiətə/, [ˈθiə̯tɜ], [ˈθiə̯ɾɜ]
theater (American spelling)
- A place or building, consisting of a stage and seating, in which an audience gathers to watch plays, musical performances, public ceremonies, and so on.
- The theater is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, it is also the return of art to life.
- A region where a particular action takes place; a specific field of action, usually with reference to war.
- His grandfather was in the Pacific theater during the war.
- A lecture theatre.
- (medicine) An operating theatre or locale for human experimentation.
- This man is about to die, get him into theater at once!
- (US) A cinema.
- We sat in the back row of the theater and threw popcorn at the screen.
- Drama or performance as a profession or art form.
- I worked in theater for twenty-five years.
- Any place rising by steps like the seats of a theater.
- French: théâtre
- German: Theater, Schauspielhaus, Theatergebäude, Theaterhaus
- Italian: teatro
- Portuguese: teatro
- Russian: теа́тр
- Spanish: teatro
- Spanish: zona