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col·i·se·umalso col·os·se·um (kŏl′ĭ-sē′əm)
A large amphitheater for public sports events, entertainment, or assemblies.
[Medieval Latin Colisēum, an amphitheater in Rome, Italy, variant of Latin Colossēum, from neuter of colossēus, gigantic, from colossus, huge statue; see colossus.]
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(Architecture) a large building, such as a stadium or theatre, used for entertainments, sports, etc
[C18: from Medieval Latin Colisseum, variant of Colosseum]
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col•i•se•um(ˌkɒl ɪˈsi əm)
1. a stadium, large theater, or other special building for sporting events, exhibitions, etc.
2. (cap.) Colosseum. (def. 1).
[1700–10; < Medieval Latin Colisseum; see Colosseum]
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|Noun||1.||coliseum - an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held|
vomitory - an entrance to an amphitheater or stadium
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Coliseum[ˌkɒlɪˈsiːəm] N → Coliseo m
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n → Kolosseum nt
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