From Medieval Latin, from Latin Colosseum, from neuter of colosseus (“gigantic”), from Ancient Greek κολοσσιαῖος (kolossiaîos), from κολοσσός (kolossós, “giant statue”). See also: Colosseum § Name on Wikipedia.
coliseum (plural coliseums)
- A large theatre, cinema, or stadium: the London Coliseum.
- A large, often circular building, for indoor sporting events, exhibitions, concerts, etc.; arena.