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Meaning of STADIUM

Pronunciation:  'steydeeum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments

STADIUM is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: arena, bowl
 See Also: amphitheater, amphitheatre, athletic field, bullring, circus, coliseum, construction, covered stadium, dome, domed stadium, field, field house, football stadium, hippodrome, playing area, playing field, stand, standing room, stands, structure, tiered seats



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sta"di*um\, n.
    A modern structure, with its inclosure, resembling the
    ancient stadium, used for athletic games, etc.
  2. \Sta"di*um\, n.; pl. {Stadia}. [L., a stadium (in sense
    1), from Gr. ?.]
    1. A Greek measure of length, being the chief one used for
       itinerary distances, also adopted by the Romans for
       nautical and astronomical measurements. It was equal to
       600 Greek or 625 Roman feet, or 125 Roman paces, or to 606
       feet 9 inches English. This was also called the {Olympic
       stadium}, as being the exact length of the foot-race
       course at Olympia. --Dr. W. Smith.
    2. Hence, a race course; especially, the Olympic course for
       foot races.
    3. A kind of telemeter for measuring the distance of an
       object of known dimensions, by observing the angle it
       subtends; especially (Surveying), a graduated rod used to
       measure the distance of the place where it stands from an
       instrument having a telescope, by observing the number of
       the graduations of the rod that are seen between certain
       parallel wires (stadia wires) in the field of view of the
       telescope; -- also called {stadia}, and {stadia rod}.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or dreaming that you are in a stadium, represents your determination to succeed and achieve your goals. You need to be more active, aggressive, and bold.