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n. pl. gym·na·si·ums or gym·na·si·a (-zē-ə) Sports
1. A room or building equipped for indoor sports.
2. (gĭm-nä′zē-o͝om′) An academic high school in some central European countries, especially Germany, that prepares students for the university.

[Latin, school, from Greek gumnasion, from gumnazein, to exercise naked, from gumnos, naked; see nogw- in Indo-European roots.]
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n, pl -siums or -sia (-zɪə)
1. (Gymnastics) a large room or hall equipped with bars, weights, ropes, etc, for games or physical training
2. (Education) (in various European countries) a secondary school that prepares pupils for university
[C16: from Latin: school for gymnastics, from Greek gumnasion, from gumnazein to exercise naked, from gumnos naked]
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(dʒɪmˈneɪ zi əm)

n., pl. -si•ums, -si•a (-zi ə, -ʒə)
1. a building or room designed and equipped for indoor sports, exercise, or physical education.
2. (in ancient Greece) a public facility for athletic training, usu. including a running track, exercise field, and palaestra.
[1590–1600; < Latin < Greek gymnásion, akin to gymnázesthai to train in the nude; see gymnast]
gym•na′si•al, adj.


(gɪmˈnɑ zi əm)

n., pl. -si•ums, -si•a (-zi ə)
(often cap.) (in continental Europe, esp. Germany) a classical school preparatory to the universities.
[1685–95; < German < Latin; see gymnasium1]
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- A school where Greek youths were given athletic training while naked (gymnos).
See also related terms for naked.
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(in Europe) a name given to a high school at which students prepare for university entrance.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gymnasium - a school for students intermediate between elementary school and collegeGymnasium - a school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12
school - an educational institution; "the school was founded in 1900"
academy - a secondary school (usually private)
trade school, vocational school - a secondary school teaching the skilled trades
high school, highschool, senior high, senior high school, high - a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12; "he goes to the neighborhood highschool"
junior high, junior high school - a secondary school usually including 7th and 8th grades
prep school, preparatory school - a private secondary school
public school - private independent secondary school in Great Britain supported by endowment and tuition
grammar school - a secondary school emphasizing Latin and Greek in preparation for college
secondary modern school - a former British secondary school emphasizing practical rather than academic education
composite school, comprehensive school - a large British or Canadian secondary school for children of all abilities
2.gymnasium - athletic facility equipped for sports or physical traininggymnasium - athletic facility equipped for sports or physical training
athletic facility - a facility for athletic events
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[dʒɪmˈneɪzɪəm] N (gymnasiums or gymnasia (pl)) [dʒɪmˈneɪzɪə]gimnasio m
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[dʒɪmˈneɪziəm] ngymnase m
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n pl <-s or (form) gymnasia> → Turnhalle f
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[dʒɪmˈneɪzɪəm] npalestra
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(dʒimˈneiziəm) plurals gymˈnasiums ~gymˈnasia (-ə) noun
a building or room with equipment for physical exercise.
gymnast (ˈdʒimnӕst) noun
a person who does gymnastics.
gymˈnastic (-ˈnӕs-) adjective
of gymnastics.
gymˈnastics (-ˈnӕs-) noun singular
physical exercises usually done in a gymnasium with certain types of equipment.
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gymnasium, gym

(fam) n gimnasio
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