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col·os·se·um

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

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

Colosseum

(ˌkɒləˈsɪəm)
n
(Named Buildings) an amphitheatre in Rome built about 75–80 ad
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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]
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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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Joe Wilson, Spean Bridge said: "Judging by yesterday's Hotline with the baying for poor Efe Ambrose some Celtic supporters would have been right at home in the Collosseum."
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Ancient ruins throughout Italy, and especially in Rome itself, were excavated and showcased as part of Fascist processional routes (which were designed around ruins, as in the Via dei Fori Imperiali in Rome, which passes the imperial fora on its way to the Collosseum) or as backdrops for intensively photographed and reproduced military displays.
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Brown's books have inspired a new kind of tourist, with fans, many who have never been to Rome, visiting the Collosseum, St Peter's Square, the Castel St Angelo and also the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, which houses Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, to look at some of the world's greatest artworks.
A 7th-century prophesy says: "When the Collosseum will fall, Rome will fall too.