Coliseum Definition

kŏlĭ-sēəm
noun
Webster's New World
A large building or stadium for sports events, exhibitions, etc.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Coliseum

Noun

Singular:
coliseum
Plural:
coliseums

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

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