What does Stadium mean?

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ˈsteɪ di əm; -di əsta·di·um

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stadium, bowl, arena, sports stadiumnoun

    a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments

GCIDE

  1. Stadiumnoun

    Hence: A modern structure, with its inclosure, resembling the ancient stadium, used for athletic games which are typically played out-of-doors; such stadiums are usually large structures without roofs, though some modern stadiums may have a protective dome overhead. It may be contrasted with the arena, the term commonly used for smaller structures at which indoor games are played.

Wiktionary

  1. stadiumnoun

    A venue where sporting events are held.

  2. stadiumnoun

    An ancient Greek race course, especially, the Olympic course for foot races.

  3. stadiumnoun

    A Greek measure of length, being the chief one used for itinerary distances, also adopted by the Romans for nautical and astronomical measurements, equal to 600 Greek or 625 Roman feet, or 125 Roman paces, or to 606 feet, 9 inches.

  4. stadiumnoun

    A kind of telemeter for measuring the distance of an object of known dimensions, by observing the angle it subtends.

  5. stadiumnoun

    In surveying, a graduated rod used to measure the distance of the place where it stands from an instrument having a telescope, by observing the number of the graduations of the rod that are seen between certain parallel wires (stadia wires) in the field of view of the telescope.

  6. Etymology: From stadium (commonly one-eighth of a Roman mile; translated in early English Bibles by furlong), from στάδιον, especially the track at Olympia, which was one stadium in length. The Greek word may literally mean "fixed standard of length" (from στάδιος, from sta-, whence also stand).

Wikipedia

  1. Stadium

    A stadium (PL: stadiums or stadia) is a place or venue for (mostly) outdoor sports, concerts, or other events and consists of a field or stage either partly or completely surrounded by a tiered structure designed to allow spectators to stand or sit and view the event.Pausanias noted that for about half a century the only event at the ancient Greek Olympic festival was the race that comprised one length of the stadion at Olympia, where the word "stadium" originated.Most of the stadiums with a capacity of at least 10,000 are used for association football. Other popular stadium sports include gridiron football, baseball, cricket, the various codes of rugby, field lacrosse, bandy, and bullfighting. Many large sports venues are also used for concerts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stadiumnoun

    a Greek measure of length, being the chief one used for itinerary distances, also adopted by the Romans for nautical and astronomical measurements. It was equal to 600 Greek or 625 Roman feet, or 125 Roman paces, or to 606 feet 9 inches English. This was also called the Olympic stadium, as being the exact length of the foot-race course at Olympia

  2. Stadiumnoun

    hence, a race course; especially, the Olympic course for foot races

  3. Stadiumnoun

    a kind of telemeter for measuring the distance of an object of known dimensions, by observing the angle it subtends; especially (Surveying), a graduated rod used to measure the distance of the place where it stands from an instrument having a telescope, by observing the number of the graduations of the rod that are seen between certain parallel wires (stadia wires) in the field of view of the telescope; -- also called stadia, and stadia rod

  4. Etymology: [L., a stadium (in sense 1), from Gr. sta`dion.]

Freebase

  1. Stadium

    A modern stadium is a place or venue for outdoor sports, concerts, or other events and consists of a field or stage either partly or completely surrounded by a structure designed to allow spectators to stand or sit and view the event. Pausanias noted that for about half a century the only event at the ancient Greek Olympic festival was the race that comprised one length of the stade at Olympia, where the word "stadium" originated.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stadium

    stā′di-um, n. a Greek measure of length, 600 podes=582 English feet, the Greek foot being .971 of an English foot:—pl. Stā′dia.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Stadium

    the course on which were celebrated the great games (foot-racing, wrestling, &c.) of ancient Greece, held at Olympia, Athens, and other places; the most famous was that laid out at Olympia; length 600 Greek feet, which was adopted as the Greek standard of measure, and equalled 606½ English feet.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Stadium' in Nouns Frequency: #3004

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stadium in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stadium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Stadium in a Sentence

  1. Ken Adatto:

    Tulane stadium gave us an entry into the big leagues that we wouldn't have had otherwise, it was a unique place to visit.

  2. Daniel Broby:

    Much of the World Cup money investing in Qatar was based on infrastructure spend. There are no listed hotels to invest in. I don't think the stadium builds will stop overnight.

  3. Kasper Dolberg:

    Today when we were walking ... to the stadium I felt that it was something very, very special for me, today everything feels right.

  4. Rashawn Slater:

    I know that we’re not the home team, but I feel like being here in the stadium and being around the guys for the first time in a game setting was amazing.

  5. Victor Matheson:

    It’s not as if their stadium is obsolete, it just isn’t as fancy as some of these others – and they have a case of stadium envy.

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