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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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References in classic literature ?
He has spent nine years in the gymnasium, under a system which allowed him no freedom, but vigorously compelled him to work like a slave.
Yet so strong is the parental ambition among those Polygons who are, as it were, on the fringe of the Circular class, that it is very rare to find a Nobleman of that position in society, who has neglected to place his first-born in the Circular Neo-Therapeutic Gymnasium before he has attained the age of a month.
"Begging your pardon, ma'am, it wasn't a billiard saloon, but a gymnasium, and I was taking a lesson in fencing."
Yet here is the great gymnasium; here is the mighty theatre, wherein I have seen seventy thousand men assembled; here is the Agora; there is the font where the sainted John the Baptist immersed the converts; yonder is the prison of the good St.
D'Artagnan, riding fast, thinking as constantly, alighted from his horse in Pairs, fresh and tender in his muscles as the athlete preparing for the gymnasium. The king did not expect him so soon, and had just departed for the chase towards Meudon.
Tess, who continued to live at the cottage with the warm gable that cheered any lonely pedestrian who paused beside it, awoke in the night, and heard above the thatch noises which seemed to signify that the roof had turned itself into a gymnasium of all the winds.
But nobody else should meddle with anything of the kind; and although the rulers have this privilege, for a private man to lie to them in return is to be deemed a more heinous fault than for the patient or the pupil of a gymnasium not to speak the truth about his own bodily illnesses to the physician or to the trainer, or for a sailor not to tell the captain what is happening about the ship and the rest of the crew, and how things are going with himself or his fellow sailors.
Many years ago, it had had it in its mind to slide down sideways; it had been propped up, however, and was leaning on some half-dozen gigantic crutches: which gymnasium for the neighbouring cats, weather-stained, smoke- blackened, and overgrown with weeds, appeared in these latter days to be no very sure reliance.
It was nursery first and then playroom and gymnasium, I should judge; for the windows are barred for little children, and there are rings and things in the walls.
From school the young Pokrovski advanced to a gymnasium,
"I was in the sixth class at the gymnasium," said Zametov with some dignity.
Many a bond election was yet to rip the town in two, with the retired farmers, whose children were grown and through school, satisfied with things as they were and parents of the new generation demanding gymnasiums, tennis courts, victrolas, domestic science laboratories, a public health nurse and individual lockers.