American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large amphitheater for public sports events, entertainment, or assemblies.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Colosseum.
- n. A large theatre, cinema, or stadium: the London Coliseum.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The amphitheater of Vespasian at Rome, the largest in the world.
- n. an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held
- From Medieval Latin, from Latin Colosseum, from neuter of colosseus ("gigantic"), from Ancient Greek κολοσσιαῖος (kolossiaios), from κολοσσός (colossos, "giant statue") (Wiktionary)
- Medieval Latin Colisēum, an amphitheater in Rome, Italy, variant of Latin Colossēum, from neuter of colossēus, gigantic, from colossus, huge statue; see colossus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“When the tickets arrived, we called the coliseum to see which group of tickets were the best seats.”
“So would less antipathy from the City Council toward the coliseum, which is an obvious key to the area's resurgence.”
“The coliseum was the venue in Corpus Christi for large concerts for decades, from its opening in 1954 until it was replaced by the American Bank Center in 2004.”
“The coliseum was a decent venue for concerts, especially because it was fairly small - fitting about 6,000 people at capacity - and had no pillars to block views of the stage.”
“The prominent memories of boxing in the coliseum are the homey feel of the 5,000-seat arena and the legendary figures who competed there.”
“The coliseum was a bigger venue, and Quintanilla had played at an adjoining exhibition hall with his band Los Dinos in the '60s, he said.”
“If the coliseum is the heart of the city then the city has been dead for 6 years.”
“If you are old enough and did see those things, the coliseum was a great place to go.”
“Another provision of the ordinance that would affect the city's sign at the coliseum is a requirement for electronic signs to have static displays with no flashing, running lights, blinking, scrolling, animation or special-effect transitions.”
“I'm not afraid to discuss it just because the coliseum is a political hot potato," Chesney said.”
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