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Definition of "stadium" []

  • A large, usually open structure for sports events with tiered seating for spectators. (noun)
  • A course on which foot races were held in ancient Greece, usually semicircular and having tiers of seats for spectators. (noun)
  • An ancient Greek measure of distance, based on the length of such a course and equal to about 185 meters (607 feet). (noun)
  • Medicine A stage or period in the course of a disease. (noun)
  • Biology A stage in the development or life history of an organism. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stadium" in a sentence
  • "Their word transliterates stade, and we get our word stadium from it."
  • "She also made history by being the first unseeded "wildcard" entry to take the title stadium box, a pacifier in her mouth, her Mommy's trademark blond curls bouncing in the breeze."
  • "And the only situation in which voters would support a stadium is the unlikely scenario in which it costs them nothing."