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Meaning of COLISEUM

Pronunciation:  `kâli'seeum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held

COLISEUM is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: amphitheater, amphitheatre
 See Also: arena, bowl, Colosseum, stadium, vomitory



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Col`i*se"um\, n. [NL. (cf. It. coliseo, colosseo), fr.
L. colosseus colossal, fr. colossus a colossus. See
{Colossus}, and cf. {Colosseum}.]
The amphitheater of Vespasian at Rome, the largest in the
world. [Written also {Colosseum}.]

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