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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. stadiumnoun

    A venue where sporting events are held.

    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).

  2. stadiumnoun

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

    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).

  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.

    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).

  4. stadiumnoun

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

    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).

  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.

    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).

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

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

  2. Stadiumnoun

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

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

  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

    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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  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. Katy Perry:

    I've got some insane ideas this year, what if we covered the stadium with glitter ?

  2. Miami Gardens:

    The Hard Rock stadium entertainment campus in Miami Gardens exists to host the biggest global events to benefit the entire greater Miami Gardens region and Formula One racing is as big as Formula One racing gets, we have worked with specialist designers to create a racetrack that we, Formula One and the FIA believe will provide great racing.

  3. Roger Daltrey:

    We could never have imagined it (the group's ongoing success, i was coming to (Wembley) stadium today and taking the same journey I used to take every night in the group van...All the memories come back.

  4. Allegheny College:

    I was watching my 14-year-old son in his first-ever varsity soccer game for the Meadville High School in a stadium very, very physically distanced from every other person except my husband -- wearing masks.

  5. Charlotte Watson:

    The ‘Run, Honor, Remember’ memorial boot display honors our fallen service members since Sept. 11, 2001. The Fort Bragg Survivor Outreach Services collects military-type boots and prepares them for display at Hedrick Stadium. Each boot represents a fallen hero from all branches of service, the families of the fallen heroes are still here.

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