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 (nā′tə-tôr′ē-əm, năt′ə-)
An indoor swimming pool.

[Late Latin natātōrium, place for swimming, from neuter of Latin natātōrius, of swimming, from natātus, act of swimming, from past participle of natāre, frequentative of nāre, to swim; see natatorial.]


n, pl -riums or -ria (-rɪə)
(Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) rare a swimming pool, esp an indoor pool
[C20: from Late Latin: swimming place, pool]


(ˌneɪ təˈtɔr i əm, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌnæt ə-)

n., pl. -to•ri•ums, -to•ri•a (-ˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-)
a swimming pool, esp. one that is indoors.
[1885–90; < Late Latin natātōrium swimming place, derivative of Latin natā(re) to swim]


a swimming pool, particularly an indoor facility.
See also: Athletics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.natatorium - pool that provides a facility for swimmingnatatorium - pool that provides a facility for swimming; "`swimming bath' is a British term"
athletic facility - a facility for athletic events
lido - a recreational facility including a swimming pool for water sports
pool - an excavation that is (usually) filled with water


[ˌneɪtəˈtɔːrɪəm] N (natatoria (pl)) [ˌneɪtəˈtɔːrɪə] (US) → piscina f
References in classic literature ?
In its centre was a long tank of water, set below the level of the floor like the swimming pool of a natatorium.
Tenders are invited for installation of dehumidification and airconditioning system for the natatorium at the manchester recreation complex.
In addition to the open water swim on June 9, there will be an Olympic Swim Clinic for younger swimmers will be held Friday, June 8 at the Rockwall ISD Natatorium.
One example of an airtight and thermally sealed envelope system was used for the Kappen Aquatic Center, the first-ever LEED Platinum natatorium, which was designed using insulated concrete forms.
The addition will include a natatorium with an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a new gymnasium and 60,000 s/f of parking.
Five former Lane County standouts competed in a women's college swim meet between Oregon State, Washington State and Idaho at Stevens Natatorium in Corvallis this past weekend.
Such surfaces cause sound waves to bounce around the natatorium like rubber balls, creating a noisy echo effect.
There was a line that formed around that natatorium all the way down past the pool and out the door and to the street--young swimmers who wanted me to sign their program, Williams said.
Program space includes an approximately 54,000 GSF natatorium, as well as 3 gymnasiums totaling 8 stations, several multi-purpose rooms, over 30,000 GSF of fitness space, multiple locker rooms, restrooms, administrative space, and support spaces.