noun, plural sta·di·ums, sta·di·a [stey-dee-uh] /ˈsteɪ di ə/.
Origin of stadium
Examples from the Web for stadium
A winning team may pack the stadium, but you need that packed stadium to get top recruits and sustain victories.
Getting students to games clearly has ramifications beyond the walls of the stadium.
Under Francis, the Church wants to bring people back into the stadium, as it were.Pope Francis Wins a Battle to Welcome Gays in the Church|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Daniel Craig, in his finest Bond dinner jacket, called at the Palace and invited her to parachute into the stadium with him.Imagining Prince Charles as King Makes All of Britain Wish They Could Leave Like Scotland|Clive Irving|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I turned around and saw the US Navy Blue Angels about to buzz the stadium.
It was a quadrangular pyramid of baked brick, a stadium in height, and each of the sides a stadium in length.
The Marathon was to start at three in the afternoon at a point twenty-six miles away from the Stadium.Bert Wilson, Marathon Winner|J. W. Duffield
We shall no longer confuse Upper and Lower Egypt, or a peristyle with a stadium.The Ship Dwellers|Albert Bigelow Paine
Unfortunately, we do not know the length of the stadium he used.History of Astronomy|George Forbes
At length a herald was ordered to proclaim in the midst of the stadium that "Polycarp confesses he is a Christian."
British Dictionary definitions for stadium
noun plural -diums or -dia (-dɪə)
Word Origin for stadium
Word Origin and History for stadium
late 14c., "a foot race, an ancient measure of length," from Latin stadium "a measure of length, a race course" (commonly one-eighth of a Roman mile; translated in early English Bibles by furlong), from Greek stadion "a measure of length, a running track," especially the track at Olympia, which was one stadium in length.
The Greek word might literally mean "fixed standard of length" (from stadios "firm, fixed," from PIE root *sta- "to stand"), or it may be from spadion, from span "to draw up, pull," with form influenced by stadios.
The meaning "running track," recorded in English from c.1600, was extended to mean in modern-day context "large, open oval structure with tiers of seats for viewing sporting events" (1834).