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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 ?
He wished to show Albert the Colosseum by moonlight, as he had shown him Saint Peter's by daylight.
As he stood there he began to murmur Byron's famous lines, out of "Manfred," but before he had finished his quotation he remembered that if nocturnal meditations in the Colosseum are recommended by the poets, they are deprecated by the doctors.
The picturesqueness of the chimney stacks and tumble-down walls of the burned-out quarters of the town, stretching out and concealing one another, reminded him of the Rhine and the Colosseum.