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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.
Recent Examples on the Web The reprieve that new parents might normally receive in the form of babysitting, socializing, or a return to the office or the gym simply did not exist for us. Katie Gutierrez, Time, 21 May 2022 The former Farmington High basketball star felt it at every road gym during his senior year as the Phoenix tried to win a 6A state title. Alex Vejar, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 May 2022 The top-floor apartment, with travertine walls and an expansive in-home gym, has become foundational to Owens’s creative process and work, set up near his factory and production in the Northern Italian village. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 20 May 2022 An office, four en-suite bedrooms, a full gym with a sauna, a ski room and a total of six bathrooms complete the interiors. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 20 May 2022 Earlier this month, the school had an assembly in the new gym with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 19 May 2022 Butler, which offered a scholarship under the previous coaching staff, has been in touch with Roberts since Thad Matta took over as coach and been in to see him at an open gym. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 19 May 2022 On March 27, 1950, a team of alumni took on the varsity to celebrate the opening of the new gym at Loyola Blakefield in Towson. Mike Klingaman, Baltimore Sun, 19 May 2022 The lower deck is made up of a beach club area with a gym and an open garden space that can be transformed into a spacious sunbathing lounge via foldout terraces on either side. Tamara Hardingham-gill, CNN, 18 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of gym

circa 1871, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 May 2022

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“Gym.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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