The dining hall, it seemed, had been put to more use than the gymnasium.
They stormed the gymnasium by land one sunny spring day in 1904.
Two parallel fences tipped with barbed wire formed a narrow corridor into the gymnasium.
1590s, "place of exercise," from Latin gymnasium "school for gymnastics," from Greek gymnasion "public place where athletic exercises are practiced; gymnastics school," in plural, "bodily exercises," from gymnazein "to exercise or train," literally or figuratively, literally "to train naked," from gymnos "naked" (see naked). Introduced to German 15c. as a name for "high school" (more or less paralleling a sense in Latin); in English it has remained purely athletic.