coliseum

noun
col·​i·​se·​um | \ ˌkä-lə-ˈsē-əm How to pronounce coliseum (audio) \

Definition of coliseum

1 capitalized : colosseum sense 1
2 : a large sports stadium or building designed like the Colosseum for public entertainments

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Examples of coliseum in a Sentence

the local coliseum is a standard stop for rock bands on tour
Recent Examples on the Web Blue and green lightsabers swirl throughout the coliseum (with one purple exception for Mace), but the Jedi are outnumbered, and only a small group survives. James Hibberd, EW.com, "Inside the Star Wars prequels' 3 best lightsaber fights," 22 Nov. 2019 Media accounts of the construction of the coliseum make little reference to the families that were displaced by the project and the story of Adamstown has faded to the background in the decades since. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky basketball to honor African American community displaced by Memorial Coliseum," 31 Oct. 2019 The community shrank in size over time before its final homes were demolished to build the coliseum. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky basketball to honor African American community displaced by Memorial Coliseum," 31 Oct. 2019 Since then, events have conspired to return Mr. Romney back into the dirty coliseum of politics. Mark Leibovich, New York Times, "Donald Trump’s Gift to Mitt Romney: Relevance," 26 Oct. 2019 The Bayou Country Superfest returned to the 102,321-seat coliseum May 25-26 with Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and others performing. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al.com, "Why there aren’t concerts in Bryant-Denny Stadium, the brief history of shows there," 15 July 2019 The calendar includes such cool offerings as Iron Maiden (Sept. 10), the Original Misfits (Sept. 11), KISS (Sept. 16) and Rolling Loud (Sept. 28-29), the giant hip-hop festival that is held outdoors on the arena/coliseum grounds. Jim Harrington, The Mercury News, "With Warriors gone, the new name of Oracle Arena is …," 3 Sep. 2019 Rows of white folding chairs placed on the dirt floor of the coliseum were filled as some used folded programs as fans in the humid air. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Gov. Tony Evers sells his first livestock at State Fair auction," 7 Aug. 2019 The riverfront venue remains busy in the warm months every year while the college football coliseum goes mostly dormant from A-Day through August. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al.com, "Why there aren’t concerts in Bryant-Denny Stadium, the brief history of shows there," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of coliseum

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for coliseum

Medieval Latin Colosseum, Colisseum

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The first known use of coliseum was in 1660

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3 Dec 2019

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“Coliseum.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coliseum. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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coliseum

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English Language Learners Definition of coliseum

chiefly US : a large stadium or building for sports or entertainment

coliseum

noun
col·​i·​se·​um | \ ˌkä-lə-ˈsē-əm How to pronounce coliseum (audio) \

Kids Definition of coliseum

: a large structure (as a stadium) for athletic contests or public entertainment

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