calisthenics

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction cal·is·then·ics \ -niks \

Definition of calisthenics

1 :systematic rhythmic bodily exercises performed usually without apparatus
2 usually singular in construction :the art or practice of calisthenics

Origin and Etymology of calisthenics

Greek kalos beautiful + sthenos strength


CALISTHENICS Defined for English Language Learners

calisthenics

noun

Definition of calisthenics for English Language Learners

  • : physical exercises that are done without special equipment


CALISTHENICS Defined for Kids

calisthenics

noun plural cal·is·then·ics \ ˌka-ləs-ˈthe-niks \

Definition of calisthenics for Students

:exercises (as push-ups and jumping jacks) to develop strength and flexibility that are done without special equipment Hint: Calisthenics can be used as a singular or as a plural in writing and speaking.
  • Calisthenics is an important form of exercise.
  • This morning's calisthenics were tough.

Medical Dictionary

calisthenics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction cal·is·then·ics
variants: or British callisthenics play \-iks\

medical Definition of calisthenics

1 :systematic rhythmic bodily exercises performed usually without apparatus
2 usually singular in construction :the art or practice of calisthenics


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