noun Etymology: Middle French, from Latin hippodromos, from Greek, from hippos + dromos racecourse — more at dromedary Date: 1585 1. an oval stadium for horse and chariot races in ancient Greece 2. an arena for equestrian performances

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  • Hippodrome — (Париж,Франция) Категория отеля: 2 звездочный отель Адрес: 7, Rue Forest, 18 й округ: Мон …   Каталог отелей

  • 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

  • Hippodrome — HIPPODRŎME, es, Gr. Ἱπποδρόμη, ης, eine von den funfzig Töchtern des Thespius. Apollod. lib. II. c. 7. §. ult. sieh Thespiades …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • 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

  • hippodrome — [hip′ə drōm΄] n. [Fr < L hippodromos < Gr: see HIPPO & DROME] 1. in ancient Greece and Rome, a course for horse races and chariot races, surrounded by tiers of seats in an oval 2. an arena or building for equestrian events, circuses, games …   English World dictionary

  • Hippodrome — Un hippodrome est un circuit dévolu au sport hippique. Des gradins sont disposés aux abords de la piste pour accueillir les spectateurs. Sommaire 1 Histoire 2 Les principaux hippodromes 2.1  Afrique du Sud …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hippodrome — A Hippodrome (Gr. from hippos , horse, and dromos , race, course) was a course provided by the Greeks for horse racing and chariot racing. Some present day horse racing tracks are also called hippodromes, for example the Central Moscow Hippodrome …   Wikipedia

  • 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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