Noun Atrium Definition and Examples







An open-roofed entrance hall or central court in an ancient Roman house.
  1. 'The rich lived in single-storey houses which were built around a central hall known as an atrium.'
  2. 'The open courtyard, with its surrounding arcades, is clearly descended from the cloister, itself another Roman type that goes back to the atria of the houses of the rich.'
  3. 'The rich had large, gracious homes, each with an entrance atrium, like the family room.'
  4. 'Inside the building's three-story atrium one enjoys views of translucent walkways leading to the offices and to a restaurant.'
  5. 'Outline plans were submitted for a three-storey school built around a large atrium, with tennis courts and a sports hall included on the site.'
  6. 'Apart from fulfilling his need for a garden and outdoor space, this red brick walled and paved two-storey area also provides an invaluable atrium through which light enters both floors of the house.'
  7. 'The central atrium of the High Museum of Art, designed by Richard Meier, is once again filled with light from the skylight above.'
  8. 'Between the two buildings is a glass atrium that unites them and that plays a prominent role in the energy operations of the library.'
  9. 'The building is a nine-story high-tech building with an atrium that filters light into a narrow space.'
  10. 'Around the central atrium on the main level are five major spaces: a reception room, library, dining room, billiard room, and ballroom.'
  11. 'The big curved glass roofs cover atria full of olive and mulberry trees that are overlooked from individual workplaces.'
  12. 'This will be quite a modern building with a balconied atrium inside.'
  13. 'The larger areas, the reception, pub, and dining room, have been repositioned around a central atrium, as have the smaller offices.'
  14. 'The gallery is approached across a voluminous, rather airport-like atrium that also houses the company's canteen.'
  15. 'Sir Basil Spence, who designed Coventry Cathedral, oversaw the restoration, constructing a marble-floored atrium.'
Each of the two upper cavities of the heart from which blood is passed to the ventricles. The right atrium receives deoxygenated blood from the veins of the body, the left atrium oxygenated blood from the pulmonary vein.
  1. 'In a person without a heart defect, blood that's in need of oxygen flows from all parts of the body to the right atrium and then to the right ventricle, where it's then pumped to the lungs to receive oxygen.'
  2. 'The right atrium receives oxygen-poor blood from the body.'
  3. 'Blood flows from the atria to the ventricles through a one-way valve.'
((n.) A square hall lighted from above, into which rooms open at one or more levels.|--|(n.) An open court with a porch or gallery around three or more sides; especially at the entrance of a basilica or other church. The name was extended in the Middle Ages to the open churchyard or cemetery.|--|(n.) The main part of either auricle of the heart as distinct from the auricular appendix. Also, the whole articular portion of the heart.|--|(n.) A cavity in ascidians into which the intestine and generative ducts open, and which also receives the water from the gills. See Ascidioidea.|--|)

noun, plural atria[ey-tree-uh]/ˈeɪ tri ə/(Show IPA), atriums.

1. Architecture. Also called cavaedium. the main or central room of an ancient Roman house, open to the sky at the center and usually having a pool for the collection of rain water. a courtyard, flanked or surrounded by porticoes, in front of an early or medieval Christian church. a skylit central court in a contemporary building or house.

2. Anatomy. either of the two upper chambers on each side of the heart that receive blood from the veins and in turn force it into the ventricles.


"There can be atrium trials."
"There can be atrium companies."
"There can be atrium technologies."
"There can be atrium spaces."
"There can be atrium roofs."
"There can be atrium products."
"There can be atrium plantings."
"There can be atrium pacts."
"There can be atrium mergers."
"There can be atrium hallways."
"There can be atrium deals."
"There can be atrium complexes."
"There can be atrium chairmen."
"There can be atrium awards."
"There can be atrium agreements."
"hearts can have atriums."
"atriums can be in bags."
"atriums can be in places."
"atriums can be at people/places/organizations."
"atriums can be at centres."

Late 16th century: from Latin.

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