Meaning of natatorium in English:


Pronunciation /ˌneɪtəˈtɔːrɪəm/


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

    ‘The air temperature inside the largest natatorium ever built for swimming is a constant 79 degrees Fahrenheit.’
    • ‘It is the Olympic finals and the natatorium has fallen silent as everyone leans forward in hushed anticipation.’
    • ‘If energy were a paint, the walls of the natatoriums where she swims would be splattered.’
    • ‘The crowd around him in the Indianapolis natatorium rises to its feet as the finalists charge toward the finishing wall.’
    • ‘For those on campus, the new natatorium means practice will be over by dinner.’
    • ‘Outside the natatorium, the entire nation went crazy in a celebration that lasted for days.’
    • ‘Multi-colored bags and warm-ups litter the pool deck and individual teams cluster around the natatorium.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Another voice rang out through the natatorium, ‘John, is she all right?’’
    • ‘The air in the natatorium was thick and stifling, as I knew it would be.’
    • ‘Matt and Annie yelled to their best friend who had just entered the natatorium.’
    • ‘All three events were held at Stanford University's new natatorium.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In one notable project, he worked with the 1996 Olympic games village architects to power the natatorium complex with the world?’
    • ‘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.’
    swimming pool, baths, lido, piscina, plunge pool


Mid 19th century from late Latin, neuter (used as a noun) of natatorius ‘relating to a swimmer’, from natare ‘to swim’.