gymnastic

adjective
gym·​nas·​tic | \ jim-ˈna-stik How to pronounce gymnastic (audio) \

Definition of gymnastic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to gymnastics : athletic

gymnastic

noun

Definition of gymnastic (Entry 2 of 2)

1 gymnastics plural in form but singular in construction

a : physical exercises designed to develop strength and coordination
b : a competitive sport in which individuals perform optional and prescribed acrobatic feats mostly on special apparatus in order to demonstrate strength, balance, and body control
2 : an exercise in intellectual or artistic dexterity my earlier philosophic study had been an intellectual gymnastic— John Dewey mental gymnastics
3 : a physical feat or contortion the gymnastics necessary for the killer to have swung from the fire escape— E. D. Radin

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Other Words from gymnastic

Adjective

gymnastically \ jim-​ˈna-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce gymnastically (audio) \ adverb

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But Ohashi's gymnastic career wasn't always so full of joy. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "I'm Obsessed With UCLA Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi," 14 Jan. 2019 Bouldering is the most gymnastic style of climbing and doesn’t require a harness or rope, Mr. Wahl says. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "A Climber Still Seeking New Peaks Later in Life," 26 Jan. 2019 The root of the issue: The schools have vastly different accounts of their men’s gymnastic histories against one another. Rachel Bachman, WSJ, "The School That Really Owns Ohio State-Michigan," 22 Nov. 2018 On Saturday, more active dogs will compete in gymnastic Frisbee routines, slalom-like weave pole races, agility courses, hurdle racing and diving, in which dogs take a running leap off a 40-foot dock into a 19,000-gallon pool of water. Daily Pilot Staff, latimes.com, "Surf dogs rule the waves in Huntington Beach," 8 June 2018 To explore what sets gymnastic training apart from more traditional strength training, Tim Ferriss called on Christopher Sommer, who spent 20 years coaching the U.S. national gymnastics team. Tim Ferriss, Outside Online, "Why You Should Train Like a Gymnast," 4 June 2018 However, there were perhaps none better at the feat than Nigeria's Julius Aghahowa, who displayed all of his gymnastic exploits at the 2002 World Cup against Sweden. SI.com, "7 of the Best Celebrations in World Cup History," 31 May 2018 The dancers—who ranged in age from young children to adults—took the stage to show off their breathtaking display of gymnastic abilities. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Watch the Incredible Performance on 'America's Got Talent' That Earned a Golden Buzzer," 30 May 2018 Altitude Trampoline Park This park near Indian School Road and 40th Street in Phoenix has a kids’ court, gymnastic tumble tracks, a rock wall, dodgeball courts, foam pits, dunk lanes and a battle beam. Wendy Killeen, azcentral, "Indoor playgrounds, trampoline parks and places in Phoenix kids can play and stay cool," 24 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Girls gymnastics: Erin Hofmann, Abigail Schwecke, Anaisa Comeford, Annemarie Gutschow, Sophia Krumroy, Lindsey LaPinta, Hanna Prante, Olivia Turkal, Morgan Ciolek, Mara Deselich, Taylor Schuette, Colleen Thiel, Naomi Goldman and Abbie LaRosa. cleveland.com, "Frostville Summer Market offers local farm-fresh produce and more: Olmsted Dates and Data," 13 June 2019 And that could mean dropping games and including other activities: outdoor education, fitness, gymnastics, aquatics. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "Dodgeball is a tool of “oppression” used to “dehumanize” others, researchers argue," 8 June 2019 And that could mean dropping games and including other activities: outdoor education, fitness, gymnastics, aquatics. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Dodgeball is a tool of ‘oppression’ used to ‘dehumanize’ others, researchers argue," 7 June 2019 After the tackling comes the mental gymnastics, with Luke S. hoping to prove the pen is mightier than the sword after new rival Luke P. once again slams him behind his back to Hannah during the cocktail party. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al.com, "Tensions rise on ‘The Bachelorette,’ as men get testy and manipulative for Hannah’s heart," 4 June 2019 The fallout has also pushed out many leaders at the top of competitive gymnastics. David Eggert And Ed White, Fox News, "$500M settlement reached with Michigan State in Nassar case," 17 May 2018 The fallout has also pushed out many leaders at the top of competitive gymnastics. Washington Post, "Michigan State agrees to pay $500M to settle Nassar claims," 16 May 2018 Their absence leaves a power vacuum at the heart of American gymnastics. Tom Taylor, SI.com, "After the Larry Nassar Scandal, Where Does USA Gymnastics Go From Here?," 7 Feb. 2018 Two checks will be presented at this year's Power of Pink gymnastics meet - one designating the amount raised since last year and another for $1.9 million covering the total amount raised to this point. Cheryl Wray, AL.com, "Bama gymnastics welcomes 'Power of Pink' in annual celebration of breast cancer survivors," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of gymnastic

Adjective

1574, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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gymnastic

adjective
gym·​nas·​tic | \ jim-ˈna-stik How to pronounce gymnastic (audio) \

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: of or relating to gymnastics

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