Colosseum


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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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"To Saint Peter's first, and then to the Colosseum," returned Albert.
"Well, Albert," inquired Franz of his companion, "are you still disposed to go to the Colosseum by the outer wall?"
"Well, then," said Franz, "let us to the Colosseum."
When, on his return from the villa (it was eleven o'clock), Winterbourne approached the dusky circle of the Colosseum, it recurred to him, as a lover of the picturesque, that the interior, in the pale moonshine, would be well worth a glance.
I was bound to see the Colosseum by moonlight; I shouldn't have wanted to go home without that; and we have had the most beautiful time, haven't we, Mr.
"Well, I HAVE seen the Colosseum by moonlight!" she exclaimed.
Winterbourne, to do him justice, as it were, mentioned to no one that he had encountered Miss Miller, at midnight, in the Colosseum with a gentleman; but nevertheless, a couple of days later, the fact of her having been there under these circumstances was known to every member of the little American circle, and commented accordingly.
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. The cabmen he met and their passengers, the carpenters cutting the timber for new houses with axes, the women hawkers, and the shopkeepers, all looked at him with cheerful beaming eyes that seemed to say: "Ah, there he is!
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?
Ian Snowball and son Adam, who run Hellfire Entertainment, have spent three years struggling to open The Colosseum on Queensgate - opposite the University of Huddersfield.
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