colosseum

noun
col·​os·​se·​um | \ˌkä-lə-ˈsē-əm \

Definition of colosseum 

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

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Synonyms for colosseum

Synonyms

bowl, circus, coliseum, stadium

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Examples of colosseum in a Sentence

run 10 laps around the colosseum

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In the trailer for the Season Seven finale, Cersei, Daenerys, and Jon find a neutral spot to have their meeting—something like a rundown colosseum. Matt Miller, Esquire, "Game of Thrones Fans Are Convinced Cleganebowl Will Happen in the Finale," 22 Aug. 2017 For Americans, a new people in a new country, the land gave us a history and heritage older than Europe’s cathedrals and colosseums. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "What Is American about American Art," 2 Sep. 2017 McGregor and Mayweather are gladiators, the arena their colosseum, Las Vegas their Rome. Christine Flammia, Esquire, "My No-F*cks-Given Review of the Mayweather-McGregor Fight," 27 Aug. 2017 A bunch of half-sunken structures off the Italian coast might sound less impressive than a gladiatorial colosseum. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "To hold back rising seas, ancient Romans made the world's 'most durable' concrete," 6 July 2017 The Episode 7 trailer teases a great meeting Dragonpit, a colosseum-style arena in King’s Landing, where Jon Snow and his crew come face-to-face with Cersei and hers. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "14 Game of Thrones Theories That Will Blow Your Mind in Season 7," 23 Aug. 2017 A bunch of half-sunken structures off the Italian coast might sound less impressive than a gladiatorial colosseum. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "To hold back rising seas, ancient Romans made the world's 'most durable' concrete," 6 July 2017 A bunch of half-sunken structures off the Italian coast might sound less impressive than a gladiatorial colosseum. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "To hold back rising seas, ancient Romans made the world's 'most durable' concrete," 6 July 2017 A bunch of half-sunken structures off the Italian coast might sound less impressive than a gladiatorial colosseum. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "To hold back rising seas, ancient Romans made the world's 'most durable' concrete," 6 July 2017

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First Known Use of colosseum

1809, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for colosseum

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

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The first known use of colosseum was in 1809

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colosseum

noun

English Language Learners 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

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