Antonyms for natatorium

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ney-tuh-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr-, nat-uh-
Phonetic Transcription : ˌneɪ təˈtɔr i əm, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌnæt ə-

Definition of natatorium

Origin :
  • 1890, New Englandish word for "swimming pool," from Latin natator "swimmer" (from nare "to swim") + -ium, neuter suffix. Latin nare is from PIE root *sna- "to swim" (cf. Sanskrit snati "bathes;" Avestan snayeite "washes, cleans;" Armenian nay "wet, liquid," Greek notios "wet, damp," nekhein "to swim;" Middle Irish snaim "I swim," snam "a swimming"). Middle English had natatorie "a pool, bath," early 14c., from Latin.
  • As in pool : noun collection of liquid
  • As in swimming pool : noun manmade pool for swimming
Example sentences :
  • She shivered a little, though it was warm in the natatorium.
  • Extract from : « The Orchard Secret » by Cleo Garis
  • Then when she was quite strong, she had gone to the natatorium.
  • Extract from : « Tish, The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Nearest them was a two-story structure of light-colored stone which Inspector Burton pointed out as the Natatorium.
  • Extract from : « The Radio Boys on Secret Service Duty » by Gerald Breckenridge
  • Here in this gem of a natatorium one can swim in water above blood heat, five feet deep and twenty-five from rim to rim.
  • Extract from : « A Summer's Outing » by Carter H. Harrison
  • You're a champion swimmer–go to some natatorium and give swimming lessons.
  • Extract from : « Owen Clancy's Happy Trail » by Burt L. Standish
  • There was a high chute beside the natatorium, and a staircase for the bathers to climb to the top "to shoot the chutes."
  • Extract from : « On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck » by R. Pitcher Woodward

Synonyms for natatorium

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