Coliseum meaning

kŏlĭ-sēəm
A large amphitheater for public sports events, entertainment, or assemblies.
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A large building or stadium for sports events, exhibitions, etc.
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A large theatre, cinema, or stadium: the London Coliseum.
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Origin of coliseum

  • Medieval Latin Colisēum an amphitheater in Rome, Italy variant of Latin Colossēum from neuter of colossēus gigantic from colossus huge statue colossus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin, from Latin Colosseum, from neuter of colosseus (“gigantic”), from Ancient Greek κολοσσιαῖος (kolossiaios), from κολοσσός (colossos, “giant statue”)

    From Wiktionary