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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

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

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

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

I saw this thing years ago, where somebody filled a gymnasium with ping-pong balls and mousetraps. And then somebody threw just one more ping-pong ball in there, and literally, in five seconds, the room was popping. And then it was dead. And that's how it was with 'Dallas.' Just... 'boom!'
Patrick Duffy
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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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