colosseum

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noun col·os·se·um \ˌkä-lə-ˈsē-əm\

Definition of colosseum

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

  2. 2 :  coliseum 2

Examples of colosseum in a sentence

  1. run 10 laps around the colosseum

Origin and Etymology of colosseum

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


First Known Use: 1809


COLOSSEUM Defined for English Language Learners

colosseum

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noun col·os·se·um \ˌkä-lə-ˈsē-əm\

Definition of colosseum for English Language Learners

  • 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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