- Also colosseum. an amphitheater, stadium, large theater, or other special building for public meetings, sporting events, exhibitions, etc.
- (initial capital letter) Colosseum.
Origin of coliseum
Examples from the Web for coliseum
As the Roman emperors knew during the staging of the gladiator games at the Coliseum, so FIFA knows now: The mob must be appeased.Brazil’s World Cup Is An Expensive, Exploitative Nightmare
May 30, 2014
An alert is in place after shots were fired near the Coliseum parking lot.Dead Man ID'd as Shooter: Breaking Updates
December 9, 2011
“She may never climb out of this coliseum,” he tells The Daily Beast.Behind Bachmann’s Iowa Victory
August 14, 2011
Gotham Book Mart closed in 2006; Coliseum Books met a similar fate in 2007.How the Strand Thrives
February 23, 2011
You have called a meeting in the Coliseum to protest against the bread-tax.The Eternal City
The Coliseum, which we meet first, on our right, was bristling with churches.Pagan and Christian Rome
Look at what Turner will do when his cue is masonry,—in the Coliseum.Lectures on Landscape
None of them spoke until they had reached a safe distance from the Coliseum.The Martyr of the Catacombs
His shelter was the Coliseum or the doorways or desert places of Rome.
- a large building, such as a stadium or theatre, used for entertainments, sports, etc
Word Origin and History for coliseum
"music hall," c.1710, Modern Latin variant of Latin colosseum, amphitheater of Vespasian at Rome (see Colosseum).