noun, plural gym·na·si·ums, gym·na·si·a [jim-ney-zee-uh, -zhuh] /dʒɪmˈneɪ zi ə, -ʒə/.
Origin of gymnasium1
noun, plural gym·na·si·ums, gym·na·si·a [gim-nah-zee-uh] /gɪmˈnɑ zi ə/.
Origin of gymnasium2
Examples from the Web for gymnasium
They stormed the gymnasium by land one sunny spring day in 1904.
Two parallel fences tipped with barbed wire formed a narrow corridor into the gymnasium.
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|DAILY BEAST
“This is not a gymnasium or spectator sport,” Ingram warned.Despite Intimidation, Alleged Victim Testifies Against Accused Rapist|Allison Yarrow|December 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He once ran naked through the gymnasium during a basketball game.Wisconsin Spa Shooting Brings Back Painful Memories for the Moms of Mass Killers|Winston Ross|October 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There are a gymnasium, a school of architecture and a monument to Hoffmann von Fallersleben in the town.
The students, when they were not at work, watched from the wide running-track which circled the gymnasium.When Sarah Went to School|Elsie Singmaster
Like the senior class play, the graduation exercises were held in the gymnasium and Helen stopped for Janet.Janet Hardy in Hollywood|Ruthe S. Wheeler
From far back in the gymnasium a little figure was seen to separate itself from its fellows and come hesitatingly forward.Grace Harlowe's Fourth Year at Overton College|Jessie Graham Flower
Foreign youth steer clear of the gymnasium; its rules are too severe.A Tramp Abroad, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
noun plural -siums or -sia (-zɪə)
Word Origin for gymnasium
1590s, "place of exercise," from Latin gymnasium "school for gymnastics," from Greek gymnasion "public place where athletic exercises are practiced; gymnastics school," in plural, "bodily exercises," from gymnazein "to exercise or train," literally or figuratively, literally "to train naked," from gymnos "naked" (see naked). Introduced to German 15c. as a name for "high school" (more or less paralleling a sense in Latin); in English it has remained purely athletic.