[ney-tuh-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr-, nat-uh-] /ˌneɪ təˈtɔr i əm, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌnæt ə-/
noun, plural natatoriums, natatoria
[ney-tuh-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-, nat-uh-] /ˌneɪ təˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌnæt ə-/ (Show IPA)
a swimming pool, especially one that is indoors.
noun (pl) -riums, -ria (-rɪə)
(rare) a swimming pool, esp an indoor pool
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.
[ney-tuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-, nat-uh-] /ˌneɪ təˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌnæt ə-/ adjective 1. pertaining to, adapted for, or characterized by swimming: natatorial birds. /nəˈteɪtərɪ/ adjective 1. of or relating to swimming adj. 1816, from natatory (adj.), from Latin natatorius, from natator “swimmer” (see natatorium) + -al.
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[nach-iz] /ˈnætʃ ɪz/ noun, plural Natchez for 2. 1. a port in SW Mississippi, on the Mississippi River. 2. a member of an extinct Muskhogean Indian tribe once living on the lower Mississippi River. Indian people of the lower Mississippi valley, of unknown origin.
[nach] /nætʃ/ adverb, Slang. 1. of course; naturally. /nætʃ/ sentence substitute 1. (informal) short for naturally (sense 3) colloquial shortening of naturally, jive talk, first recorded 1945. adverb Naturally; certainly: will be in riding clothes (habits of the rich, natch)/ The two men, natch, are soul buddies affirmation Of course; right: Do I like it? […]