: a usually metal frame supporting an assortment of outdoor play equipment (such as a swing, seesaw, and rings)

Examples of gym in a Sentence

He works out at the gym. Students are required to take gym.
Recent Examples on the Web Though many basements can be dark, dank afterthoughts, the basement excavation allowed the owners to transform the lower level into the wellness retreat of their dreams, complete with a large gym, dual steam baths, and a sauna room. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 20 Sep. 2023 Other interesting stuff Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jennifer Egan chronicles the lives of chronically unhoused New Yorkers getting a new lease on life at a supportive-housing facility that comes with a gym, a computer room, and on-site mental health and medical services. Laura Newberry, Los Angeles Times, 19 Sep. 2023 By this estimate, the upkeep for Castro’s $25.5 million Hollywood Hills home—which has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a game room, wine cellar, home theater, wet bar, gym, cold plunge, steam shower, and sauna—will cost $255,000 to over $1 million annually. Paige Hagy, Fortune, 19 Sep. 2023 On the set of Camp Rock, Stoner would steal food from set, binge eat, and then go to the gym at 2 a.m. to work off the calories. Amy Rosner, Peoplemag, 18 Sep. 2023 The massive gym promises to be the most stocked in the city and will feature Peloton bikes, Woodway treadmills, Hydrow Rowers, VersaClimbers, and Echo bikes alongside more traditional cardio equipment. David Morris, Travel + Leisure, 18 Sep. 2023 His complaints echo those of others who have been part of the sport, from students and from gym owners. John Wiegand, New York Times, 17 Sep. 2023 Fans are also instructed not to gather throughout the stadium or gym. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, 15 Sep. 2023 There are at least 20 restaurants and bars within a three block radius, as well as eight gyms or specialty fitness shops, three yoga studios, a Target Express with grocery and a large CVS. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Gym.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gym. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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