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Meaning of GYMNASIUM

Pronunciation:  jim'neyzeeum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  athletic facility equipped for sports or physical training
  2. [n]  a school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12

GYMNASIUM is a 9 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: gym, lycee, lyceum, middle school, secondary school
 See Also: academy, athletic facility, composite school, comprehensive school, grammar school, high, high school, highschool, junior high, junior high school, prep school, preparatory school, public school, school, secondary modern school, senior high, senior high school, trade school, vocational school



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gym*na"si*um\n.; pl. E. {Gymnasiums}, L. {Gymnasia}.
[L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to exercise (naked), fr. ? naked.]
1. A place or building where athletic exercises are
   performed; a school for gymnastics.

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

         More like ordinary schools of gymnasia than
         universities.                         --Hallam.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in a gymnasium indicates that you need to apply what you learned and incorporate what you already know into your daily life.
Thesaurus Terms
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