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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.

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coliseum (plural coliseums)

  1. A large theatre, cinema, or stadium.
    the London Coliseum
  2. A large, often circular building, for indoor sporting events, exhibitions, concerts, etc.; arena.