Definition of vomitory in English:
1Denoting the entrance or exit passages in a theater or amphitheater.
- Can't you hear the announcer… ‘Let's greet the visitors, coming through their vomitory, with an appropriate sound…’
- ‘No, no! ‘she shouted involuntarily, rising from her seat, but the spectators were already stampeding to the vomitories, flooding the imperial box, overwhelming the guards.’
- The area inside Gate D has long been one of the most crowded areas on the concourses in part because all fans had to enter through the lower vomitories at the field level.
noun (plural vomitories)Back to top
another term for vomitorium (sense 1).
Early 17th century: from Latin vomitorius, based on vomere 'to vomit', partly as an Anglicization of Latin vomitorium (see vomitorium).
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