Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section IV. Antagonism
2. Active Antagonism

728. Arena.

   NOUN:ARENA, field, platform; scene of action, theater or theatre, walk, course; hustings; stage, boards (playhouse) [See The Drama]; amphitheater or amphitheatre, Coliseum, Colosseum; Flavian amphitheater, hippodrome, circus, race course, corso [It.], turf, cockpit, bear garden, gymnasium, palæstra or palestra, ring, lists; tilt-yard, tilting ground; Campus Martius [L.], Champ de Mars [F.]; campus [U. S.], playing field, playground.
  BATTLE FIELD, battle ground; field of -battle, – slaughter; No Man’s Land [World War]; “over there” [used in America, esp. of the Western Front], “out there” [corresponding term in Eng.]; theater -, seat- of war; Aceldama, camp; the enemy’s camp.
  TRYSTING PLACE (place of meeting) [See Focus].
   QUOTATION:My race being run, I love to watch the race.—Masefield