Pronunciation: ( jim-nā'zē-um),[key] —n., —pl.-si•ums, -si•aPronunciation: (-zē-u, -zhu).[key] 1. a building or room designed and equipped for indoor sports, exercise, or physical education.
2. a place where Greek youths met for exercise and discussion.
Pronunciation: (gim•nä'zē•um),[key] —n., —pl.-si•ums, -si•aPronunciation: (-zē-u).[key] (often cap.) (in continental Europe, esp. Germany) a classical school preparatory to the universities.