a building or room designed and equipped for indoor sports, exercise, or physical education.
a place where Greek youths met for exercise and discussion.
- gym·na·si·al, adjective
Other definitions for gymnasium (2 of 2)
(often initial capital letter) (in continental Europe, especially Germany) a classical school preparatory to the universities.
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How to use gymnasium in a sentence
In larger spaces, such as cafeterias or gymnasiums, children might sit 10 feet apart, he said.Arlington, Alexandria move forward with school reopening plans | Hannah Natanson | February 19, 2021 | Washington Post
He asked a man mopping the gymnasium floor where he could find the principal.John Moylan, who led DeMatha High School for decades, dies at 88 | Bart Barnes | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Wielding batons and shields, officers marched the prisoners into a gymnasium and conducted a series of strip-searches, according to a lawsuit the women filed in federal court.The Way Prisoners Flag Guard Abuse, Inadequate Health Care and Unsanitary Conditions Is Broken | by Shannon Heffernan, WBEZ | December 2, 2020 | ProPublica
He lives alone in a Madison apartment, studies mostly online, works out at a gymnasium, and shops and cooks for himself.College students hit the road after an eerie pandemic semester. Will the virus go home with them? | Nick Anderson, Susan Svrluga | November 22, 2020 | Washington Post
Another video showed a life-size whale splashing through a school gymnasium.Magic Leap tried to create an alternate reality. Its founder was already in one | Verne Kopytoff | September 26, 2020 | Fortune
They stormed the gymnasium by land one sunny spring day in 1904.The GOP’s Last Identity Crisis Remade U.S. Politics | Michael Wolraich | July 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Two parallel fences tipped with barbed wire formed a narrow corridor into the gymnasium.The GOP’s Last Identity Crisis Remade U.S. Politics | Michael Wolraich | July 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The dining hall, it seemed, had been put to more use than the gymnasium.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens | Jeff Campagna | June 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Emergency rooms were quickly overwhelmed and the city morgue had to set up a makeshift mortuary in a municipal gymnasium.
“This is not a gymnasium or spectator sport,” Ingram warned.Despite Intimidation, Alleged Victim Testifies Against Accused Rapist | Allison Yarrow | December 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
They entered a large room which combined the characteristics of a library with those of a military gymnasium.Dope | Sax Rohmer
He said he didn't take the watch and chain, that he found them in the gymnasium near the lockers.The Mystery at Putnam Hall | Arthur M. Winfield
Special classes have been opened at the gymnasium for the religious instruction of Jewish pupils.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
Soldiers were already stacking up the chairs ready for the clearance of the gymnasium for the morrow.The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux
Smyrna therefore was situated near the present gymnasium, at the back of the present city, but between Tracheia and Lepre Acta.
British Dictionary definitions for gymnasium
a large room or hall equipped with bars, weights, ropes, etc, for games or physical training
(in various European countries) a secondary school that prepares pupils for university
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