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ORCHESTRA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does orchestra mean? 

ORCHESTRA (noun)
  The noun ORCHESTRA has 2 senses:

1. a musical organization consisting of a group of instrumentalists including string players
2. seating on the main floor in a theater

  Familiarity information: ORCHESTRA used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ORCHESTRA (noun)


Sense 1orchestra [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A musical organization consisting of a group of instrumentalists including string players

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("orchestra" is a kind of...):

musical group; musical organisation; musical organization (an organization of musicians who perform together)

Meronyms (parts of "orchestra"):

section (a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "orchestra"):

chamber orchestra (small orchestra; usually plays classical music)

string orchestra (an orchestra playing only string instruments)

philharmonic; symphony; symphony orchestra (a large orchestra; can perform symphonies)


Sense 2orchestra [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Seating on the main floor in a theater

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("orchestra" is a kind of...):

seating; seating area; seating room; seats (an area that includes places where several people can sit)

Holonyms ("orchestra" is a part of...):

house; theater; theatre (a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented)


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