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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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In his early adult life, Barry religiously rode a stationary bike and preferred hitting the gym over hitting the pavement. Lizzie Stokes, San Antonio Express-News, "S.A. legal eagle flies through marathons in 50 states, all under 4 hours," 20 June 2018 Still, the average gym membership will cost you $40-$50 a month. Luann Gibbs,, "Want to save $40 this month? Skip the gym with these free summer fitness classes," 14 June 2018 To finally get your hands on some La Mer without shelling out the equivalent of a fancy gym membership, the brand suggests following La Mer on Instagram and Facebook to get updates on the whereabouts of the pop-up. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "La Mer Is Giving Out Free Crème de la Mer — Here's How to Score Some for Yourself," 10 May 2018 Someone stole a purse from inside a parked car at the gym., "BOCA RATON AREA CRIME LOG: APRIL 19-MAY 1," 8 May 2018 Steve Kalfman, a 28-year-old Army engineer in Washington state, said scammers have created dozens of fake Facebook profiles in recent months by taking his name and photos, including of himself in uniform, at the gym or with his young daughter. The Washington Post,, "Facebook's crackdown on fake accounts isn't working for everyone," 5 May 2018 Is every qualified senior, for example, aware that the sterling SilverSneaker program offers free gym membership, a health benefit as good as gold? Logan Jenkins,, "Seniors, don't discount importance of being curious," 3 May 2018 Amenities include a small gym, community dinning room, movie nights on the rooftop lounge, and a club room for watching TV or playing ping pong. Phillip Molnar,, "Building up, instead of tearing down, in Tijuana," 2 July 2018 Bluntly speaking, Mars retrograde means a lack of energy, low libido, disinterest in hitting the gym, and a general lethargy. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, "How Mars Retrograde Will Affect Your Love Life and Career This Summer," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of gym

circa 1871, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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: sports and exercise taught as a subject in school


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