Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An indoor swimming pool.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A swimming-school; a place for swimming.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A swimming bath.

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  • noun US A swimming pool, especially an indoor one.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun pool that provides a facility for swimming

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin natātōrium, place for swimming, from neuter of Latin natātōrius, of swimming, from natātus, act of swimming, from past participle of natāre, frequentative of nāre, to swim; see natatorial.]

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From Late Latin natatorium, noun use of the neuter singular of Latin natatorius ‘natatory, for swimming’.

Examples

  • The natatorium is a big part of Waikiki's great history, and putting it to such a worthwhile use would be a fine way of respecting those fallen soldiers whom it is meant to honor, providing a superb historic document and promoting Hawaiian music and dance, and Hawaii itself, all in one beautiful package.

    Starbulletin Headlines

  • Third, the municipal indoor pool, called a natatorium, had been closed during my junior high and high school years.

    The Albert Lea Tribune

  • Ira Montgomery An amenity-filled home on Dallas's Turtle Creek In Dallas, Braden Power, a developer of apartment complexes, spent more than seven years designing and building his dream house: an 8,500-square-foot showpiece with contemporary, traditional and Moorish influences that opens to a central "natatorium," a double-height entrance courtyard with marble floors, two fireplaces, a mezzanine balcony and a central fountain and reflecting pool deep enough to swim in.

    The Stampede of White Elephants

  • When the couple asked the gym for the discounted family rate, they were told that the natatorium did not recognize their family because they were a gay couple.

    Joe Mirabella: Thousands Demand Ohio Gym Stop Discriminating Against Gay and Lesbian Families

  • Realestalker notes that the Weintraubs seem to have built "their own version of Hearst Castle on the bluffs of the Bu," complete with a pool house similar in opulence to the Hearst Castle's natatorium: "a palatial Greek Revival style natatorium/pool house with marble pilasters, walls encrusted with more than 500,000 seashells, six glittery crystal chandeliers, and a glass ceiling."

    La Villa Contenta In Malibu: 'Funny People' House On The Market

  • In addition to the sports stadiums, there will be training facilities for Iraqi athletes - including a full natatorium, a velodrome, and three smaller arenas for gymnastics, fencing and other indoor sports.

    Multi-Millon-Dollar Iraqi Sports Complex on Target for 2013 Opening

  • In addition to the sports stadiums, there will be training facilities for Iraqi athletes - including a full natatorium, a velodrome, and three smaller arenas for gymnastics, fencing and other indoor sports.

    Multi-Millon-Dollar Iraqi Sports Complex on Target for 2013 Opening

  • When the couple asked the gym for the discounted family rate, they were told that the natatorium did not recognize their family because they were a gay couple.

    Joe Mirabella: Thousands Demand Ohio Gym Stop Discriminating Against Gay and Lesbian Families

  • Realestalker notes that the Weintraubs seem to have built "their own version of Hearst Castle on the bluffs of the Bu," complete with a pool house similar in opulence to the Hearst Castle's natatorium: "a palatial Greek Revival style natatorium/pool house with marble pilasters, walls encrusted with more than 500,000 seashells, six glittery crystal chandeliers, and a glass ceiling."

    La Villa Contenta In Malibu: 'Funny People' House On The Market

  • Realestalker notes that the Weintraubs seem to have built "their own version of Hearst Castle on the bluffs of the Bu," complete with a pool house similar in opulence to the Hearst Castle's natatorium: "a palatial Greek Revival style natatorium/pool house with marble pilasters, walls encrusted with more than 500,000 seashells, six glittery crystal chandeliers, and a glass ceiling."

    La Villa Contenta In Malibu: 'Funny People' House On The Market

Comments

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  • Fancy word for swimming pool. The definition says, "particularly indoors".

    I hate words which unnecessarily Latin.

    July 9, 2007

  • Why not just say Swimming Pool?

    September 28, 2016

  • See our natatorium?
    There's no "p" in it.
    Let's keep it that way.

    -modified old joke. ool

    September 28, 2016