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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 ?
They had something of the sort of pleasure in us, I suppose, that they might have had in a pretty toy, or a pocket model of the Colosseum.
Where the huge velarium that Nero had stretched across the Colosseum at Rome, that Titan sail of purple on which was represented the starry sky, and Apollo driving a chariot drawn by white, gilt-reined steeds?
He wished to show Albert the Colosseum by moonlight, as he had shown him Saint Peter's by daylight.