Definition of stadium
stadiaplay \-dē-ə\ or
1a : any of various ancient Greek units of length ranging in value from 607 to 738 feet (about 185 to 225 meters)b : an ancient Roman unit of length equal to 607 feet (185 meters)
2a : a course for footraces in ancient Greece originally one stadium in lengthb : a tiered structure with seats for spectators surrounding an ancient Greek running trackc : a large usually roofless building with tiers of seats for spectators at sports events
3 [New Latin, from Latin] : a stage in a life history; especially : one between successive molts of an insect
Examples of stadium in a Sentence
the football game will be held at the new stadium, which seats 100,000 people
Recent Examples of stadium from the Web
The stadium is being built adjacent to the site of White Hart Lane in north London, where Spurs played home matches for more than a century.
With full-scale conference play beginning Saturday, the Tribune offers its rankings of Big Ten stadiums based on quality of the structure, tradition, enthusiasm of the fan base and game-day atmosphere.
The topic has generated discussion at the French Open — including about whether the Australian Open stadium that honors Court should have its name changed.
Critics said the meetings were inappropriate because the stadium property is owned by the public and its future should be determined in public.
The historic baseball stadium is closed for repairs and won't be open again until 2018.
The 22 victims will be remembered in the stadium before Arsenal and Chelsea contest the soccer showpiece.
Ancient Greek stadiums show continual upgrades to the starting line of the race.
After all, when the new stadium opened in 2009, in the midst of the financial downturn, the Yankees had the hubris to put a $2,500-per-game price on some of the seats behind and near home plate.
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Origin and Etymology of stadium
Middle English, from Latin, from Greek stadion
First Known Use: 14th century
STADIUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stadium for English Language Learners
: a very large usually roofless building that has a large open area surrounded by many rows of seats and that is used for sports events, concerts, etc.
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Definition of stadium for Students
: a large usually outdoor structure with rows of seats for spectators at sports events
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