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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Arena \A*re"na\, n.; pl. E. Arenas; L. Aren[ae]. [L. arena, harena, sand, a sandy place.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) The area in the central part of an amphitheater, in which the gladiators fought and other shows were exhibited; -- so called because it was covered with sand. [1913 Webster] 2. Any place of public contest or exertion; any sphere of action; as, the arenaof debate; the arena of life. [1913 Webster] 3. (Med.) "Sand" or "gravel" in the kidneys. [1913 Webster]