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Definition of gym

1 : gymnasium
3 : a usually metal frame supporting an assortment of outdoor play equipment (such as a swing, seesaw, and rings)

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Examples of gym in a Sentence

He works out at the gym. Students are required to take gym.

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The new Puma Mode XT sneaker which released on January 10, is a lightweight sneaker that's made to wear both in and out of the gym. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Adriana Lima Says Skateboarding Is Her New Favorite Workout," 10 Jan. 2019 My fear was entirely reasonable in the grim context of gyms those days. Mike Kerrigan, WSJ, "Kids Don’t Learn the Ropes These Days," 9 Sep. 2018 The part-owner of a CrossFit gym was taking on Sheriff Jim McDonnell, one of the area’s most powerful local law enforcement figures who was elected four years ago by a landslide. Maya Lau,, "A historic election shock gives a longshot the chance to topple L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell," 3 July 2018 Brown and Newton shared videos of them on a football field, on the beach, in the gym and of just them goofing around. Alysha Tsuji, For The Win, "Antonio Brown and Cam Newton enjoy working out together in NFL offseason," 27 June 2018 Lights were hung from the ceiling of the gym up until the morning that Kleiser started shooting the scene. Jared Cowan, Los Angeles Magazine, "Every L.A. Filming Location From Grease, 40 Years Later," 15 June 2018 While the players celebrate at one side of the gym under the banner marking the team’s previous conference championships, Sanchez accepts congratulations from family members. Matt Case,, "Under Sanchez, Lawrence returning volley," 25 May 2018 The Rockets can unleash a brilliant Game 2, wake up the league, then get run out of Golden State’s gym. Brian T. Smith, San Francisco Chronicle, "View from Houston: Game 3 exposes gulf between Rockets, Warriors," 20 May 2018 Renovations also included a new lobby, the addition of a gym and locker rooms for tenants and an overhaul of major building systems such as the chillers and elevators. Ely Portillo, charlotteobserver, "How a Charlotte company doubled the price of this office tower in less than five years | Charlotte Observer," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of gym

circa 1871, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of gym

: sports and exercise taught as a subject in school


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