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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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Dedicated hours in the gym have turned the once-defender into a physically dominant and explosive forward that can be a menace in front of goal. Jamie Goldberg,, "Thorns forward Caitlin Foord hopes to steer Australia to new heights at her third World Cup," 3 June 2019 Alexina Graham is Victoria's Secret first-ever British Angel, a skincare aficionado, and enjoys grinding hard at the gym. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Watch Victoria's Secret Angel Alexina Graham's Intense Boxing Workout," 29 May 2019 That can include walking, swimming, biking, jogging, or your favorite heart-pumping class at the gym. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "12 Ways to Get Rid of a Headache Without Medicine," 23 May 2019 In this video, off the 2016 album Life of Pablo, Teyana Taylor is feeling the beat while working up quite the sweat in the gym. Nicole Demarco And Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "14 Sexy Music Videos You Definitely Shouldn't Watch at Work," 2 Nov. 2018 Swanigan smiles and shakes his head, and with that the best player in the gym turns his back and walks away. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: So you want to be a pro basketball player... got $100?," 9 July 2018 The video clip of Lucy, my just turned 15 year old granddaughter, walking across the makeshift stage in the gym of the Galvin Middle School in Canton two weeks ago, is a gift. Beverly Beckham,, "She is loved. And isn’t that everything?," 29 June 2018 But exercise recovery, which used to simply mean taking a day off from the gym to sleep in and give your body a break, has taken on a life of its own. Melissa Malamut, Glamour, "Expensive Exercise Recovery Classes Are Taking Over Fitness Studios—but Are They Worth It?," 3 May 2019 The board counts such figures as Bunny Williams and Christopher Spitzmiller among its ranks and, years after Hadley's work on the lobby, Lindsay Coral Harper designed the current gym. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "See How 32 Designers Transform a Dining Room in Just a Few Hours," 3 May 2019

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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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