Crossword clues for stadium
- Yankee ___ (setting for Bronx baseball games)
- Yankee ___
- Venue for sporting events, concerts etc
- The Super Bowl is played in one
- Target Field, e.g
- Super Bowl locale
- Riverfront or Three Rivers, e.g
- Large venue for a rock concert
- Fielder's field
- Fenway Park, for one
- Fenway Park, e.g
- Eskimos' Commonwealth _________
- Bowl locale
- Big ballpark
- Ballpark, e.g
- Admit us (anag) — sports ground
- Rock concert venue
- Kind of rock
- A large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
- Riverfront, e.g
- Mud? It's a winding track …
- Open-air sports venue
- Sports arena
- Admits allowing United in to play — here?
- Sports venue
- Game venue
- Sports ground
- Kind of bowl
- City structure
- Yankee, for one
- Bowl location
- Athlete's place
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Stadium \Sta"di*um\ (st[=a]"d[i^]*[u^]m), n.; pl. Stadia (st[=a]"d[i^]*[.a]). [L., a stadium (in sense 1), from Gr. sta`dion.]
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.
--Dr. W. Smith.
Hence: A race course; especially, the Olympic course for foot races.
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.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "a foot race; an ancient measure of length," from Latin stadium "a measure of length; a course for foot-racers" (commonly one-eighth of a Roman mile or a little over 600 English feet; translated in early English Bibles by furlong), from Greek stadion "a measure of length; a race-course, a running track," especially the track at Olympia, which was one stadion in length. The meaning "running track," recorded in English from c.1600, was extended to mean in modern-day context "large, open oval structure with tiers of seats for viewing sporting events" (1834).\n
\n"Originally the distance between successive stations of the shouters and runners employed to estimate distances" [Century Dictionary]. According to Barnhart, the Greek word might literally mean "fixed standard of length" (from stadios "firm, fixed," from PIE root *sta- "to stand"), or it may be from spadion, from span "to draw up, pull," with form influenced by stadios.
n. 1 A venue where sporting events are held. 2 An ancient Greek race course, especially, the Olympic course for foot races. 3 (context now historical English) 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 A kind of telemeter for measuring the distance of an object of known dimensions, by observing the angle it subtends. 5 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.
Stadium (Latin) or stadion (Greek) has the nominative plural stadia in both Latin and Greek. The anglicized term is stade in the singular.
Stadium may refer to:
- Stadium, a building type (the usual modern name)
- Stadium (UTA station), a transit station in Salt Lake City
- Stadium High School, located in Tacoma, Washington
- Stadium MRT Station, an MRT Station in Singapore
- Stadium Road, also known as 107 Avenue, Edmonton, Canada
- Stadium rock, also known as arena rock, a style of rock music
- Stadium (software), a concrete service life prediction method.
- Stadium (geometry), a shape made up of a rectangle with semicircles at opposite ends - the shape of athletics tracks.
A stadium (plural 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 stade at Olympia, where the word "stadium" originated.
Stadium is a light rail station on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, served by the Red Line of the Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) TRAX light rail system. The Red Line provides a service from the University of Utah Medical Center to the Daybreak Community of South Jordan.
A capsule is produced by revolving a stadium around the line of symmetry that bisects the semicircles.
The shape is used for athletics and horse racing tracks.
Stadium is a 1985 rock opera by Russian composer and singer Alexander Gradsky with a libretto by poet Margarita Pushkina about the events in Chile in 1973 year and murder of singer Victor Jara.
The rock opera in two acts, four scenes.
This album was recorded in USSR on Recording Studio " Melodiya" in 1983–1985 and released as a double LP in 1985.
The Stadium at Xalapa, Veracruz, ("Estadio Xalapeño") is located a few blocks south and downhill of the center of town, and can be easily seen from the terraces of Parque Juárez.
The place was identified in the 1920s by William K. Boone, then president of the local Chamber of Commerce, as a natural stadium similar to those of the classical stadiums and theaters of Ancient Greece.
The site had been a mosquito-infested marshland known as the "Ciénega de Melgarejo" that was drained and filled under the direction of the Chamber of Commerce, with manpower provided by the Jalapa Railroad and Power Company (JRR&PC).
Stadium (Italian: Stadio) is a 1934 Italian sports film directed by Carlo Campogalliani and starring Emma Guerra, Maria Arcione and Giorgio Censi.
The film's sets were designed by Gastone Medin.
Usage examples of "stadium".
Shelly, aseptic in white jacket and white shirt and white trousers, waved back and drove on into the stadium.
We dallied there briefly, then passed the library and the huge stadium and finally made it to the monstrous indoor dojo where the Cuban judo team was training.
I arrived at the TV studio on the Embarcadero, virtually in the shadow of the Bay Bridge, and only blocks from the proposed site for a new downtown athletic stadium.
Vern Feck stomped his clipboard, then turned his back to the field and looked beyond our bench, way out over the top of the stadium.
This is going to be the best concert since The Glob filled Olympic Stadium and set off a volcano on stage!
They walked through the wood for twenty minutes, talking and joking loudly, until at last they emerged on the other side and found themselves in the shadow of a gigantic stadium.
That is why the dimensions of our apartment slowly dwindled, as did the Jesuit Garden, and the stadium of the Karol Szajnocha II State Gymnasium, where I went for eight years.
Bert had tried unsuccessfully for years to renegotiate the stadium contract with Jason Keane, and she had no reason to believe she could resolve a situation that had defeated her father.
Ron and Jason Keane were in the process of renegotiating their stadium contract.
She glanced at the clock, displayed in a box that hung above the garden like a stadium Scoreboard, slung from a network of poles and wires.
A dozen stadiums could have fit inside the space and still left room for a state fair, a casino, and the Vatican if you snipped off a basilica or two.
Near the plain again, and also in the centre of the island, at a distance of about fifty stadia, there was a mountain, not very high on any side.
And, beginning from the sea, they dug a canal three hundred feet in width and one hundred feet in depth, and fifty stadia in length, which they carried through to the outermost zone, making a passage from the sea up to this, which became a harbor, and leaving an opening sufficient to enable the largest vessels to find ingress.
Crossing the outer harbors, which were three in number, you would come to a wall which began at the sea and went all round: this was everywhere distant fifty stadia from the largest zone and harbor, and enclosed the whole, meeting at the mouth of the channel toward the sea.
Hundred stadia, and by them they brought, down the wood from the mountains to the city, and conveyed the fruits of the earth in ships, cutting transverse passages from one canal into another, and to the city.