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Meaning of "velarium" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD VELARIUM

From Latin, from vēlāre to cover.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF VELARIUM

velarium  [vɪˈlɛərɪəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VELARIUM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Velarium is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES VELARIUM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

velarium

Velarium

A velarium was a type of awning used in Roman times. It stretched over the whole of the cavea, the seating area in the Colosseum, to protect spectators from the elements. Precisely how the awning was supported is a matter of conjecture. The velarium that covered the Colosseum in Rome provided both shade and slight protection from rain, although the main use of the velarium was to create a ventilation updraft, creating circulation and a cool breeze.

Definition of velarium in the English dictionary

The definition of velarium in the dictionary is an awning used to protect the audience in ancient Roman theatres and amphitheatres.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH VELARIUM


aquarium
əˈkwɛərɪəm
armamentarium
ˌɑːməmɛnˈtɛərɪəm
barium
ˈbɛərɪəm
caldarium
kælˈdɛərɪəm
columbarium
ˌkɒləmˈbɛərɪəm
dolphinarium
ˌdolfɪˈnɛərɪəm
frigidarium
ˌfrɪdʒɪˈdɛərɪəm
fusarium
fjuːˈzɛərɪəm
herbarium
hɜːˈbɛərɪəm
honorarium
ˌɒnəˈrɛərɪəm
insectarium
ˌɪnsɛkˈtɛərɪəm
oceanarium
ˌəʊʃəˈnɛərɪəm
planetarium
ˌplænɪˈtɛərɪəm
rosarium
rəʊˈzɛərɪəm
samarium
səˈmɛərɪəm
sanitarium
ˌsænɪˈtɛərɪəm
solarium
səʊˈlɛərɪəm
tepidarium
ˌtɛpɪˈdɛərɪəm
terrarium
tɛˈrɛərɪəm
vivarium
vaɪˈvɛərɪəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VELARIUM

velamen
velamina
velar
velaria
velaric
velarisation
velarise
velarization
velarize
velate
velatura
Velcro
Velcro fastener
Velcro fastening
Velcro strip
veld
Velde
veldschoen
veldskoen
veldt

WORDS THAT END LIKE VELARIUM

auditorium
cinerarium
conarium
evangeliarium
formicarium
leprosarium
ophidiarium
orarium
polyparium
polyzoarium
puparium
ranarium
seaquarium
septarium
spermarium
sudarium
syllabarium
termitarium
unguentarium
vibracularium
zoarium

Synonyms and antonyms of velarium in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «velarium» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VELARIUM

Find out the translation of velarium to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of velarium from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «velarium» in English.

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velarium
380 millions of speakers
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velarium
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velarium
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velarium
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velarium
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velarium
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Velarium
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velarium
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velarium
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velarium
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Velarium
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velarium
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velarium
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Velarium
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velarium
70 millions of speakers

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velarium
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velarium
50 millions of speakers

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velarium
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velarium
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

velarium
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Translator English - Afrikaans

velarium
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

velarium
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

velarium
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of velarium

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VELARIUM»

The term «velarium» is used very little and occupies the 155.207 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VELARIUM» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VELARIUM»

Discover the use of velarium in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to velarium and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Gladiators at Pompeii
The writer Valerius Maximus (2.4.6) maintains that the velarium was a rural invention, first introduced to Rome by Q. Catulus. Pliny (Naturalis historia 36) adds that Publius Lentulus Spinther made technical improvements to it ten years later.
Luciana Jacobelli, 2003
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Velarium
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! A Velarium (curtain) was a type of awning used in Roman times. It stretched over the whole of the cavea (seating area) in the Colosseum to protect spectators from the elements.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
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A dictionary of Greek and Roman antiquities, ed. by W. Smith
The first stone amphitheatre wan built hy Stnti tinned as to height ; and also, perhaps, in order to allow those who worked the i-o|r-s and other mechanism, hy which the velarium was unrolled or drawn hack again, to perform those operation !
Greek antiquities, sir William Smith, 1842
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Venomous and Poisonous Marine Animals: A Medical and ...
In ctibomedusans, this process is carried out with the velarium (Figures 6.27, 6.29 pages 149 and 151), a structure which fulfils an equivalent role of a velum. Scyphomedusans, which lack either a velum or a velarium, depend mainly on the  ...
John A. Williamson, Joseph W. Burnett, Peter J. Fenner, 1996
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Modern Text Book of Zoology: Invertebrates
... hollow threads or marginal tentacles. The tentacles bear batteries of stinging cells or nematocysts. 8. Velarium. Margin of subumbrellar surface, bearing lappets and tentacles, forms a thin and flexible flap, called velarium or pseudovelum.
Prof. R.L.Kotpal, 2012
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Auditorium Acoustics and Architectural Design
Scott, the designer of the huge roof structure, this acoustic problem was a mere irritant which could be solved by a velarium ofcloth (weighing 11/4 tons) stretched underneath the roof. But in spite of experiments with the height of the velarium, ...
Michael Barron, 2009
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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities
This excess of height, so much greater than was necessary, was perhaps, in some measure, with the view that, when the building was covered in with a temporary roofing or awning (velarium), as a defence against the sun or rain, it should ...
William Smith, Charles Anthon, 1870
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Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture
Cyril M. Harris. E, tiercerons F, lierne ribs O, bosses ventilating eyebrow vawcerSameas voussior. vedika1.Originally, ahallforreading the vedas (sacred Hindu writings). 2. A railing which encloses a sacred area, such as a stupa. velarium ...
Cyril M. Harris, 2013
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Light for Art's Sake: Lighting for Artworks and Museum Displays
Lighting for Artworks and Museum Displays Christopher Cuttle. Figure 4.47: The light distribution ofa central skylight has been modified by a velarium at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (with permission, Rijksmuseum) ...
Christopher Cuttle, 2007
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The wonders of Pompeii
Upon the wall of the people's gallery is still seen the ring that held the pole of the velarium. This velarium was an awning that was stretched above the heads of the spectators to protect them from the sun. In earlier times the Romans had ...
Marc Monnier, 1871

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VELARIUM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term velarium is used in the context of the following news items.
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“Filumena Marturano", spettacolo al Teatro Crystal
La commedia "Filumena Marturano" di Eduardo De Filippo sarà rappresentata questo fine settimana dal gruppo teatrale Velarium al Teatro Crystal di Palermo di ... «PalermoToday, Feb 15»
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Un ingénieur toulousain lève le mystère du Colisée
Il suffit désormais de taper www.velario-colosseo-velarium-colosseum.com pour faire un impressionnant voyage dans le temps. Repartir au premier siècle après ... «ladepeche.fr, Feb 15»
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'7:19', una película bajo los escombros: Michel Grau
... aunque los hechos están basados en acontecimientos reales y será realizada bajo la producción de Velarium Arts, compañía productora del propio Grau, ... «La Jornada en linea, Jan 15»
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Fondo de Inversión y Estímulos al Cine apoyará 14 proyectos fílmicos
Los proyectos aprobados fueron “Asfixia” a nombre de Martha Kenya Márquez; “7:19”, de la productora Velarium arts, S.A.P.I. DE C.V.; así como “Feral”, de la ... «La Razon, Dec 14»
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'Yamaha 300' Gets First Good Film Fund Feature Award (EXCLUSIVE)
In the case of “Yamaha 300,” produced by Mexico's Velarium Arts, run by Grau and Mayra Espinosa Castro, and Andrew Horkin's New York-based Uncorked ... «Variety, Nov 14»
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3rd Los Cabos Fest Ramps Up Attendance, Alliances, Sections …
Velarium Arts advanced on co-pro talks with Canada's EmmaFilms on “Multiplier” and New Yorks' Uncorked Productions for “Yamaha 300.” Both deals have ... «Variety, Nov 14»
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'Permanent,' 'Museum,' 'Tom' at Los Cabos 1st Co-Production Forum …
... American genre filmmaking – is produced by Grau and Mayra Espinosa Castro's Mexico City-based Velarium Arts and Andrew Corkin's Uncorked Productions ... «Variety, Oct 14»
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Levi's Stadium: Make it in the shade with tip from ancient Rome
The huge shade, or velarium, covered the whole shebang, except for a large circle high above the stadium floor. The shades were extended or retracted piece ... «SFGate, Aug 14»
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Fra Grado e Aquileia si anima il Puppet Festival
Si prosegue mercoledì 27 agosto, alle 17.30 nella spiaggia principale Git (Velarium) con "Diavoli & fiori", una commedia per attore - Michele Polo - e burattini ... «Il Piccolo, Aug 14»
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First Nighter: 'Titus Andronicus,' 'Antony and Cleopatra' Expand the …
Dudley also covers the top of the Globe, which is open to the elements with a splayed velarium. The idea is to darken the venue to match the play's dark ... «Huffington Post, Jun 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Velarium [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/velarium>. Oct 2020 ».
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