- an amphitheater in Rome, built c. 75-80: much of it is still standing
- [c-] Coliseum (sense )
Origin of ColosseumL, origin, originally , neuter of colosseus, gigantic from colossus, colossus
Variant of coliseum
- Alternative spelling of coliseum.
From Latin Colosseum, from neuter of colosseus (“gigantic”), from Ancient Greek κολοσσιαῖος (kolossiaios), from κολοσσός (colossos, “giant statue”).
- The largest stadium in the Roman empire, located near the center of Rome.