Etymology
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coliseum (n.)

"music hall," c. 1710, Modern Latin variant of Latin colosseum, the name of the amphitheater of Vespasian at Rome (see Colosseum).

updated on January 18, 2018

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Definitions of coliseum from WordNet

coliseum (n.)
an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held;
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