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).

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. Anuj Somany:

    A person who himself is seen often happy & proud to be in the crowd is also preaching people in the hall, auditorium or stadium to seek happiness & enjoy being oneself in the solitude.

  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. Decio Chusid:

    There is no alternative, it has to be ready and it will be ready, these things are often done at the last minute, the same thing happened with the Pan American games at the same stadium (in 2007). There were lots of problems but it was done in time. We are Brazilian, we are used to it.

  4. David Rinetti:

    The Angels didnt starter Andrew Heaney said. Many of The Angels didnt, including Justin Upton and Brian Goodwin, took a knee for the national anthem while As players Khris Davis and Tony Kemp raised a right fist to the air. Los Angeles opened the season in Oakland for a fourth straight year. TWO DECADES At age 40, Albert Pujols earned Albert Pujols 20th consecutive opening day start in as many years the fifth player to start the opener in 20 straight years. The others : Pete Rose, Carl Yastrzemski, Eddie Murray and Frank Robinson. Pete Rose went 0 for 3 with a walk. Pretty spectacular, isnt it ? New Angels manager Joe Maddon said. That puts it all in perspective how great New Angels manager Joe Maddon is, what New Angels manager Joe Maddon career has looked like, just to get 20 opportunities, right, youve got to be good. Weve had a lot of great conversations lately, he and I. Very happy for him and his family. I know its important to him. Hes definitely ready to rock and roll. TRAINERS ROOM Angels : New 3B Anthony Rendon missed the opener with an oblique injury. Hes been progressing, Im encouraged, New Angels manager Joe Maddon said. Athletics : LHP A.J. Puk, on the injured list with a strained shoulder, played catch. General manager David Forst said Puk would go to the clubs alternate site in San Jose when the club hits the road. Puk had cortisone and platelet rich plasma injections Monday. Its going to be at least a couple weeks of just playing catch, manager Bob Melvin said. Were a ways off before we have an update on him. WHAT A FEAT David Rinetti, As vice president of stadium operations, marked David Rinetti 40th opening day with the organization after working David Rinetti first in 1981 as a high school junior. David Rinetti received a 113-page document to get the ballpark ready in two weeks. Its pretty incredible. It was a lot of work.

  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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