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Definition of gym

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Video released by the school district showed students playing in the gym before running away as the roof begins to fall in when the strong winds hit. Fox News, "What is a microburst? What to know about this type of damaging wind," 4 Feb. 2020 Just as the first week of the year notoriously draws crowds to the gym, doctors' waiting rooms are packed with people making good on their New Years' resolutions. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Doctors Explain Why This Is the Busiest Month of the Year for Cosmetic Treatments," 31 Jan. 2020 And the youngster has definitely been hitting the gym. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, "Defining the Porsche 911: New vs. Old," 31 Jan. 2020 The home also has five fireplaces, a gym, and a six-car garage with lifts. Real Estate, "Luxury in the Burbs: What about $3 million gets you," 22 Jan. 2020 The Ranger went to the gym, got a new wardrobe and came back this year with a new attitude. Mark Phelan,, "Free Press Truck of the Year: Ford Ranger returns loaded with value, big-truck features," 29 Dec. 2019 Great for weekend getaways, short trips or someone who just brings a lot to the gym. CNN Underscored, "The best styles to shop from Nordstrom's Half Yearly Sale," 27 Dec. 2019 Don’t skip getting enough sleep or going to the gym, if at all possible., "Managing stress during the holidays," 9 Dec. 2019 Individuals earning more than $100,000 a year will no longer get tax breaks on expenses such as restaurant meals and gym memberships. Eric Martin,, "Ecuador Congress Plans to Hold Final Vote on Tax Bill on Monday," 8 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of gym

circa 1871, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of gym was circa 1871

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9 Feb 2020

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“Gym.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of gym

: sports and exercise taught as a subject in school


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