Definition of coliseum
1 capitalized : colosseum 1
2 : a large sports stadium or building designed like the Colosseum for public entertainments
Examples of coliseum in a Sentence
the local coliseum is a standard stop for rock bands on tour
Recent Examples of coliseum from the Web
And now Mark Fields is gone and another person, Jim Hackett, formerly of the University of Michigan, formerly of Steelcase Office Products, will grab the chariot reins and storm the coliseum, looking for his glory.
Pearce’s Weyland delivers an epic sermon to a coliseum filled with TED attendees, set in the year 2023.
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Origin and Etymology of coliseum
Medieval Latin Colosseum, Colisseum
First Known Use: 1660See Words from the same year
COLISEUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of coliseum for English Language Learners
: a large stadium or building for sports or entertainment
COLISEUM Defined for Kids
Definition of coliseum for Students
: a large structure (as a stadium) for athletic contests or public entertainment
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