HIPPODROME
s. m.
Lieu, cirque disposé pour les courses de chevaux et de chars. Il se dit surtout en parlant Des exercices et des jeux publics de l'antiquité. Parcourir l'hippodrome. Un vaste hippodrome. L'hippodrome de Constantinople.

L'Academie francaise. 1835.

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  • Hippodrome — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. An arena for equestrian performances; a circus. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hippodrome — 1580s, from Fr. hippodrome, from L. hippodromos race course, from Gk. hippodromos chariot road, race course for chariots, from hippos horse (see EQUINE (Cf. equine)) + dromos course (see DROMEDARY (Cf. dromedary)). In modern use for …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hippodrome — Hip po*drome, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hippodromed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hippodroming}.] (Sports) To arrange contests with predetermined winners. [Slang, U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • hippodrome — ► NOUN 1) a theatre or concert hall. 2) (in ancient Greece or Rome) a course for chariot or horse races. ORIGIN Greek hippodromos, from hippos horse + dromos race, course …   English terms dictionary

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  • hippodrome — hippodromic /hip euh drom ik/, adj. /hip euh drohm /, n. 1. an arena or structure for equestrian and other spectacles. 2. (in ancient Greece and Rome) an oval track for horse races and chariot races. [1540 50; < L hippodromos < Gk hippódromos,… …   Universalium

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