Simple Definition of stadium
: a very large usually roofless building that has a large open area surrounded by many rows of seats and that is used for sports events, concerts, etc.
Full Definition of stadium
plural -dia \-dē-ə\ or sta·di·ums
1a : any of various ancient Greek units of length ranging in value from 607 to 738 feet (about 185 to 225 meters)b : an ancient Roman unit of length equal to 607 feet (185 meters)
2a : a course for footraces in ancient Greece originally one stadium in lengthb : a tiered structure with seats for spectators surrounding an ancient Greek running trackc : a large usually roofless building with tiers of seats for spectators at sports events
3 [New Latin, from Latin] : a stage in a life history; especially : one between successive molts of an insect
Examples of stadium
<the football game will be held at the new stadium, which seats 100,000 people>
Origin of stadium
Middle English, from Latin, from Greek stadion
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with stadium
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