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.
2 : coliseum 2

Examples of colosseum in a Sentence

  1. run 10 laps around the colosseum

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Origin and Etymology of colosseum

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

colosseum Synonyms

Synonyms

bowl, circus, coliseum, stadium;

Related Words

ballpark, park;

gym, gymnasium, spa;

arena, dome, hippodrome;


COLOSSEUM Defined for English Language Learners

colosseum

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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