Definition of stadium in English:
noun (plural stadiums or stadia /-dēə/)
1A sports arena with tiers of seats for spectators.
- In fact, it would be a fair point to state that mandatory seating in Premier League stadia has played a role in lessening trouble in the stands.
- Clusters of empty seats throughout the stadium were evidence that some had not overcome their disappointment.
- A result of the Taylor recommendations following the Hillsborough disaster was that football stadia should provide seating for all spectators.
1.1(In ancient Rome or Greece) a track for a foot race or chariot race.
- Caligula was murdered by his own guard while exiting from the stadium of some public games.
- The stadium was the home of the ancient Olympics until they were stopped in 393AD.
- The plans were sparked by the astonishing discovery of a Roman stadium at Colchester Garrison.
2 (plural stadia) An ancient Roman or Greek measure of length, about 185 meters.
[originally denoting the length of a stadium]
- Of course how accurate this value is depends on the length of the stadium and scholars have argued over this for a long time.
- The long and short of it: aunes, cubits, leagues, palms, stadia - old-fashioned units of measurement make it hard to do science.
- He then marked off where the lines of longitude crossed the parallel of Rhodes, taking 400 stadia per degree.
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