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Definition of Gymnasium


  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.

Gymnasium Quotations

The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
Swami Vivekananda

I'm sick of very white teeth and lots of gymnasium practice. I'm bored, you know, send in the next one. I wanted a real man that I could believe was my brother, my father, you know, my next-door neighbor - a real person.
Tim Roth

A mother is neither cocky, nor proud, because she knows the school principal may call at any minute to report that her child had just driven a motorcycle through the gymnasium.
Mary Kay Blakely

When I was in elementary school, we weren't allowed to do sports other than cheerleading. By junior high, they let us play, but we had to come back after 6:30 p.m. to practice because there was only one gymnasium and the boys used it first.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee

When I was in Grade 9, there was an election for high school president, and one of the candidates told us that if we elected him, he would abolish homework. He promised this to the entire student body from the stage in the school gymnasium.
Martin O'Malley
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Gymnasium Translations

gymnasium in French is gymnase
gymnasium in German is Turnhalle
gymnasium in Italian is palestra
gymnasium in Latin is palestra
gymnasium in Norwegian is gymnastikksal
gymnasium in Spanish is gimnasio
gymnasium in Swedish is gymnastiksal
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