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col·os·se·um

 (kŏl′ĭ-sē′əm)
n.
Variant of coliseum.

colosseum

(ˌkɒləˈsɪəm)
n
(Architecture) a variant spelling of coliseum

Colosseum

(ˌkɒləˈsɪəm)
n
(Named Buildings) an amphitheatre in Rome built about 75–80 ad

Col•os•se•um

(ˌkɒl əˈsi əm)

n.
1. an ancient amphitheater in Rome, begun A.D. c70 by Vespasian, having the form of an oval 617 by 512 ft. (188 by 156 m).
2. (l.c.) coliseum.
[< Latin, n. use of neuter of colossēus gigantic < Greek kolossiaîos, derivative of kolossós colossus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Colosseum - a large amphitheater in Rome whose construction was begun by Vespasian about AD 75 or 80Colosseum - a large amphitheater in Rome whose construction was begun by Vespasian about AD 75 or 80
capital of Italy, Eternal City, Italian capital, Rome, Roma - capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
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colosseum

nKolosseum nt
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