Definition of Coliseum

1. Noun. An oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held.

Exact synonyms: Amphitheater, Amphitheatre
Specialized synonyms: Amphitheatrum Flavium, Colosseum
Generic synonyms: Arena, Bowl, Sports Stadium, Stadium
Terms within: Vomitory
Derivative terms: Amphitheatric, Amphitheatrical



Definition of Coliseum

1. n. The amphitheater of Vespasian at Rome, the largest in the world.

Definition of Coliseum

1. Noun. A large theatre, cinema, or stadium: the London Coliseum. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Coliseum

1. a large structure for public entertainment [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coliseum

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coliseum (current term)
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Literary usage of Coliseum

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1. The Innocents Abroad; Or, The New Pilgrim's Progress: Being Some Account of by Mark Twain (1884)
""The late repairs and decorations add both to the comeliness and the comfort of the coliseum. The new cushions are a great improvement upon the hard marble ..."

2. English Prose from Mandeville to Ruskin by William Peacock (1903)
"PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY 3792-1822 THE coliseum. AT the hour of noon, on the feast of the Passover, an old man, accompanied hy a girl, apparently his daughter, ..."

3. The Popular History of England: An Illustrated History of Society and by Charles Knight (1856)
"The coliseum had been plundered of its ornaments ; but the majestic walls, though stripped of the metal clamps which bound each massy stone to the other, ..."

4. Letters from Italy by Joel Tyler Headley (1848)
"Here, said I to myself, one can for once romance and dream with nothing but the moonlight and the coliseum to criticise him. But alas, my expectations were ..."

5. The Gentlest Art: A Choice of Letters by Entertaining Hands by Edward Verrall Lucas (1907)
"We visited the Forum and the ruins of the coliseum every day. The coliseum is unlike any work of human hands I ever saw before. It is of enormous height and ..."

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