Definition of natatorium in English:



North American
  • A swimming pool, especially one that is indoors.

    • ‘It is the Olympic finals and the natatorium has fallen silent as everyone leans forward in hushed anticipation.’
    • ‘The air in the natatorium was thick and stifling, as I knew it would be.’
    • ‘All three events were held at Stanford University's new natatorium.’
    • ‘If energy were a paint, the walls of the natatoriums where she swims would be splattered.’
    • ‘He also would occasionally be found swimming in the college's main natatorium during his free time, whenever he could do that well enough, in fact.’
    • ‘For those on campus, the new natatorium means practice will be over by dinner.’
    • ‘In one notable project, he worked with the 1996 Olympic games village architects to power the natatorium complex with the world?’
    • ‘He was an avid golfer and gardener and swam every day, in good weather in a pond at his rural home, otherwise in the University natatorium.’
    • ‘Outside the natatorium, the entire nation went crazy in a celebration that lasted for days.’
    • ‘The crowd around him in the Indianapolis natatorium rises to its feet as the finalists charge toward the finishing wall.’
    • ‘Another voice rang out through the natatorium, ‘John, is she all right?’’
    • ‘That could be explained by the desire to make long course cuts for the Olympic Trials, Indianapolis' central location and the lure of this natatorium.’
    • ‘The air temperature inside the largest natatorium ever built for swimming is a constant 79 degrees Fahrenheit.’
    • ‘Given the choice between funding public recreational facilities - a natatorium, bike paths, etc. - or private businesses, I'll take the pools and paths any day.’
    • ‘Multi-colored bags and warm-ups litter the pool deck and individual teams cluster around the natatorium.’
    • ‘Matt and Annie yelled to their best friend who had just entered the natatorium.’
    swimming pool, baths, lido, piscina, plunge pool
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Late 19th century: from late Latin, neuter (used as a noun) of natatorius ‘relating to a swimmer’, from natare ‘to swim’.