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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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And, while Gigi opted to wear it over her gym clothes to dress them up, this same jacket would look great over just about anything this winter. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Gigi Hadid’s Versatile Winter Jacket Is From Mango and It’s Still Available," 20 Nov. 2018 The room also features an LG stackable washer/dryer, ready to tackle dirty towels, dog beds, and even gym clothes. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "If You Have A Pet, You Need This Doggy Room," 25 Oct. 2018 Flo Rice walks with the use of a cane since being wounded in both legs while overseeing a gym class during the attack. Tawnell D. Hobbs, WSJ, "After a School Shooting, a Town Frays," 24 Oct. 2018 Skeptical but ultimately wanting to get to know his brother a bit better, Eli puts his newest acquisition in a gym bag and heads out late at night with Jimmy. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "Kin: If you can’t pick your family, hopefully you can find space weapons," 1 Sep. 2018 For women, this drop includes a crop top, tank top, and bike shorts, plus a long-sleeve T-shirt, leggings, track pants, a track top, a windbreaker, and a gym bag. Emilia Petrarca, The Cut, "You Can Wear These Luxury Bike Shorts Pretty Much Anywhere," 10 July 2018 Triad's Pads 2 Go are individually packaged and tailor-made for summer sojourns or everyday gym bags. Cara Kelly, USA TODAY, "Packing the ultimate weekender: Our favorite products for your carry-on or beach bag," 9 July 2018 The Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's Office didn't know what to expect when they were called to inspect a suspicious gym bag abandoned on the side of the road earlier this week. Fernando Alfonso Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Suspicious gym bag in Houston turned out to be bag of cats," 6 July 2018 Bieber, 24, also opted for a casual look, wearing a pair of black gym shorts with a black t-shirt. Maria Pasquini,, "Holding Hands! Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Get Affectionate During N.Y.C. Dinner Date," 6 July 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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