colosseum


col·os·se·um

noun \ˌkä-lə-ˈsē-əm\

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