What does gymnasium mean?

Definitions for gymnasium
gɪmˈnɑ zi əm; -zi əgym·na·si·um

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. secondary school, lyceum, lycee, Gymnasium, middle school(noun)

    a school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12

  2. gymnasium, gym(noun)

    athletic facility equipped for sports or physical training

Wiktionary

  1. gymnasium(Noun)

    a large room or building for indoor sports.

  2. gymnasium(Noun)

    a type of secondary school in some countries which typically prepares students for university; preparatory school; college prep school.

  3. Origin: From gymnasium, from γυμνάσιον, from γυμνός, because Greek athletes trained naked.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gymnasium(noun)

    a place or building where athletic exercises are performed; a school for gymnastics

  2. Gymnasium(noun)

    a school for the higher branches of literature and science; a preparatory school for the university; -- used esp. of German schools of this kind

  3. Origin: [L., fr. Gr. gymna`sion, fr. gymna`zein to exercise (naked), fr. gymo`s naked.]

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  1. Gymnasium

    A gymnasium is a type of school with a strong emphasis on academic learning, and providing advanced secondary education in some parts of Europe and the CIS, comparable to British grammar schools, sixth form colleges and U.S. preparatory high schools. In its current meaning, it usually refers to secondary schools focused on preparing students to enter a university for advanced academic study. Historically, the German Gymnasium also included in its overall accelerated curriculum post secondary education at college level and the degree awarded substituted for the bachelor's degree previously awarded by a college or university so that universities in Germany exclusively became graduate schools. In the US, the German Gymnasium curriculum was used at some rather reputable universities like the University of Michigan as model for their undergraduate college programs. The word γυμνάσιον was used in Ancient Greece, meaning a locality for both physical and intellectual education of young men. The latter meaning of a place of intellectual education persisted in German and other languages, whereas in English the meaning of a place for physical education was retained, more familiarly in the shortened form gym.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gymnasium

    jim-nā′zi-um, n. a school for gymnastics: a school for the higher branches of literature and science: (orig.) a public place or building where the Greek youths exercised themselves, with running and wrestling grounds, baths, and halls for conversation:—pl. Gymnā′sia.—adj. Gymnā′sial.—n. Gymnā′siast.—adj. Gymnā′sic.—n. Gym′nast, one who teaches or practises gymnastics.—adjs. Gymnas′tic, -al, pertaining to athletic exercises: athletic, vigorous.—adv. Gymnas′tically.—n.pl. used as sing. Gymnas′tics, athletic exercises, devised to strengthen the muscles and bones, esp. those of the upper half of the body: the art of performing athletic exercises.—adj. Gym′nic (Milt.). [L.,—Gr. gymnasiongymnazein, gymnos, naked.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gymnasium in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gymnasium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of gymnasium in a Sentence

  1. Swami Vivekananda:

    This world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.

  2. Students President Janay Masga:

    This gymnasium will finally give our athletes a place to call home, and for our student body, a place for activities, this gym is just the beginning for the Tiyan Titans. It is just one of the many tools we need to achieve our goals, and I can't wait to see this school grow.

  3. Thomas Robert Duboyce:

    Before the ceremony, they had us all gather in the gymnasium at Mount St. Mary's and one of my teachers came up to me and said someone who hasn't seen you in 18 years is here and he says he wants to see you, i had no idea he was going to be there. But as soon as I walked out and saw him, I recognized him from pictures and everything. So it was a nice surprise seeing him there.

  4. Amy Buckman:

    This is a difficult day for everyone in our school community, mr. Bryant's connection to Lower Merion High School, where he played basketball prior to joining the NBA, has raised the profile of our high school and our district throughout the world. Our school community will always be grateful for his ongoing generosity to his alma mater, including his dedication of our Kobe Bryant gymnasium and his support of our girls and boys basketball teams.

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