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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coliseum  \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}.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Colosseum  \Col`os*se"um\,  n.  [Neut.,  fr  L.  colosseus  gigantic. 
  See  {Coliseum}.] 
  The  amphitheater  of  Vespasian  in  Rome.  [Also  written 
  {Coliseum}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coliseum 
  n  :  a  oval  large  stadium  with  tiers  of  seats;  an  arena  in  which 
  contests  and  spectacles  are  held  [syn:  {amphitheater},  {amphitheatre}] 




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