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colosseum

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noun col·os·se·um \ˌkä-lə-ˈsē-əm\

Simple Definition of colosseum

  • Colosseum : an outdoor arena built in Rome in the first century A.D.

  • : a large stadium or building for sports or entertainment

Full Definition of colosseum

  1. 1 capitalized :  an amphitheater built in Rome in the first century a.d.

  2. 2 :  coliseum 2

Examples of colosseum

  1. <run 10 laps around the colosseum>



Origin of colosseum

Medieval Latin, from Latin, neuter of colosseus colossal, from colossus


First Known Use: circa 1715

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