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
For the latest Transformers, Paramount packed 5,000 people into a sports stadium in the southern China city of Ghanzhou for the world premiere.
A nine-story, 268-room hotel is on the drawing board for Arlington’s Entertainment District west of the stadiums, but needs city approvals for zoning changes.
The soon-to-be-unveiled, 75,000-plus seat stadium will provide ticket holders and event-goers with the ultimate view of downtown Atlanta, all while seated under a retractable roof and surrounded by a high-definition halo video board.
In Hyannis the stadium lights went unused for nearly a decade, during which ospreys built nests among them.
WSU submitted a proposal to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board last summer seeking permission to expand beer sales in the stadium from the club and suite level to the general concessions level.
And while international soccer matches routinely pack the Dolphins’ stadium, domestic soccer remains a question mark.
That shooting happened March 9 near Legion Field at Sixth Avenue and First Street West, in the roadway between two stadium parking lots.
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.
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Origin and Etymology of stadium
Middle English, from Latin, from Greek stadion
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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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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