The space in a theater between the stage and the audience; -- originally appropriated by the Greeks to the chorus and its evolutions, afterward by the Romans to persons of distinction, and by the moderns to a band of instrumental musicians.
- Music A large group of musicians who play together on various instruments, usually including strings, woodwinds, brass instruments, and percussion instruments.
- Music The instruments played by such a group.
- The area in a theater or concert hall where the musicians sit, immediately in front of and below the stage.
- The front section of seats nearest the stage in a theater.
- The entire main floor of a theater.
- A semicircular space in front of the stage used by the chorus in ancient Greek theaters.