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col·i·se·um

also col·os·se·um  (kŏl′ĭ-sē′əm)
n.
A large amphitheater for public sports events, entertainment, or assemblies.

[Medieval Latin Colisēum, an amphitheater in Rome, Italy, variant of Latin Colossēum, from neuter of colossēus, gigantic, from colossus, huge statue; see colossus.]

coliseum

(ˌkɒlɪˈsɪəm) or

colosseum

n
(Architecture) a large building, such as a stadium or theatre, used for entertainments, sports, etc
[C18: from Medieval Latin Colisseum, variant of Colosseum]

col•i•se•um

(ˌkɒl ɪˈsi əm)

n.
1. a stadium, large theater, or other special building for sporting events, exhibitions, etc.
[1700–10; < Medieval Latin Colisseum; see Colosseum]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coliseum - an oval large stadium with tiers of seatscoliseum - an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held
sports stadium, stadium, arena, bowl - a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
vomitory - an entrance to an amphitheater or stadium
Translations

Coliseum

[ˌkɒlɪˈsiːəm] NColiseo m

coliseum

nKolosseum nt
References in classic literature ?
About us the vast circular coliseum was packed to its full capacity.
They will counterfeit a fly, or a high-toned bug, or the ruined Coliseum, within the cramped circle of a breastpin, and do it so deftly and so neatly that any man might think a master painted it.
in the Pantheon: Saint Peter of Rome, badly copied (the edifice is awkwardly heaped together, which has not amended its lines);--the Paris of the Republic, in the School of Medicine: a poor Greek and Roman taste, which resembles the Coliseum or the Parthenon as the constitution of the year III.