• WordNet 3.6
    • n stadium a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Superbowl
    • Stadium 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.
    • Stadium 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.
    • Stadium A modern structure, with its inclosure, resembling the ancient stadium{2}, 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.
    • Stadium A race course; especially, the Olympic course for foot races.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first NFL team that plays its home games in a domed stadium to win a Superbowl was the St. Louis Rams in 1999.
    • n stadium A Greek itinerary unit, originally the distance between successive stations of the shouters and runners employed to estimate distances. The stadium of Eratosthenes seems to have been short of 520 English feet; but the stadium at the race-course at Athens has been found to be between 603 and 610 English feet. The Roman stadium was about the same length, being one eighth of a Roman mile.
    • n stadium Hence A Greek course for foot-racos, disposed on a level, with sloping banks or tiers of seats for spectators rising along its two sides and at one end, which was typically of semicircular plan. The course proper was exactly a stadium in length. The most celebrated stadia were those of Olympia and Athens.
    • n stadium A stage; period; in medicine, a stage or period of a disease, especially of an intermittent disease.
    • n stadium In zoology, same as stage, 9.
    • n stadium In entomology, same as instar.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the third largest city in the state.
    • n Stadium stā′di-um a Greek measure of length, 600 podes=582 English feet, the Greek foot being .971 of an English foot
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  • Yogi Berra
    “Referring to the bad sun conditions in left field at the stadium: It gets late out there early.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a stadium (in sense 1), from Gr. sta`dion


In literature:

In October, 1920, the Stadium in this park was formally opened.
"McGill and its Story, 1821-1921" by Cyrus Macmillan
The place resembled a stadium, and was so vast that he felt dwarfed to nothingness.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
There are also remains of an amphitheatre adjoining the semicircular end of the stadium.
"The Pictureque Antiquities of Spain;" by Nathaniel Armstrong Wells
We shall no longer confuse Upper and Lower Egypt, or a peristyle with a stadium.
"The Ship Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
The Stadium, in which the Panathenaic Games were held, was first laid out by the orator Lycurgus about 330 B.C.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
From the center of this human stadium he addressed them.
"Trenching at Gallipoli" by John Gallishaw
Peter wondered if he would know him from his lofty seat at the top of the Stadium.
"The Boy Grew Older" by Heywood Broun
Opposite the stadium, I see.
"Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays" by Various
Thence they proceeded to the stadium, where they stripped to the skin and anointed themselves.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
They are a stadium high; and the length of their sides is equal to their height.
"The Tour" by Louis Couperus

In poetry:

In the Shreve High football stadium,
I think of Polacks nursing long beers in Tiltonsville,
And gray faces of Negroes in the blast furnace at Benwood,
And the ruptured night watchman of Wheeling Steel,
Dreaming of heroes.
"Autumn Begins In Martins Ferry, Ohio" by James Wright
It's no go the picture palace, it's no go the stadium,
It's no go the country cot with a pot of pink geraniums,
It's no go the Government grants, it's no go the elections,
Sit on your arse for fifty years and hang your hat on a pension.
"Bagpipe Music" by Louis MacNeice

In news:

Members of the Wyandotte Stars vintage baseball team take batting practice at old Tiger Stadium in Detroit on October 4, 2011.
The former Tigers Stadium site in Corktown could be a place where parade floats are built, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Goldpanners vs Chinooks, 4 pm, Mulcahy Stadium.
A crowd of 70,000 is expected for Britain's match against Brazil at Wembley Stadium Tuesday.
The article that follows was written by David Smullen and originally posted on the Live From The Stadium website.
From stadium shredder to traveling troubadour, Jennifer Batten 's done it all.
Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols warms up before the Angels baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York, Friday, April 13, 2012.
Curtis High senior receiver Carter McKay caught four passes for 79 yards — including a pivotal first-half TD — as the Vikings shut out Todd Beamer , coached by McKay's father Darren, 49-0, at Viking Stadium in University Place.
The Buchanan Bears will host Bakersfield on Friday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
In the 50 days leading up to Arizona's season-opener against Toledo, on Sept 1 at Arizona Stadium, and its affiliate will rank the Top 50 games in the history of the football program.
Students light candles at a statue of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.
The St Cloud State Football team will play at home Saturday against Bemidji State at 1pm at Husky Stadium.
But Bank of America Stadium is going to be throwing open its doors before -- or at least as early -- as any NFL stadium.
And it's the Curse of Cowboys Stadium, a stadium that's been uncommonly unkind to the home team since its opening in 2009.
ARLINGTON – Ring of Honor member Cliff Harris said he hopes Tony Romo and Co. Take ownership of Cowboys Stadium that same way Harris and his gang did Texas Stadium when they moved there from the Cotton Bowl during the 1971 season.

In science:

Experimental versus numerical eigenvalues of a Bunimovich stadium billiard: A comparison.
A note on quantum chaology and gamma approximations to eigenvalue spacings for infinite random matrices
Here we have again used a disk geometry, but very similar results are obtained in other geometries, e.g., a stadium billiard .
Interaction Matrix Element Fluctuations in Ballistic Quantum Dots: Random Wave Model
Chaotic cavity (the stadium billiard) coupled to two reservoirs via narrow leads containing tunnel barriers.
Random-Matrix Theory of Quantum Transport
The weak-localization peak has a Lorentzian shape for the stadium and a triangular shape (linearly decreasing) for the circle, as expected theoretically for, respectively, chaotic and integrable billiards.
Random-Matrix Theory of Quantum Transport
In a stadium geometry (Figs. 3c-d), typically a chain of defects links the centers of the circular regions.
Boundary effects in extended dynamical systems