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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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French police are evacuating at least 900 migrants from a gym and a nearby tent camp near the English Channel, citing concerns about security and hygiene. Washington Post, "France evacuates 900 migrants from camp near English Channel," 18 Sep. 2019 The concept: Renters would be willing to reside in a smaller place, and forgo a parking spot, pool, gym and other perks to live in the popular neighborhood at a less expensive rate. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Little Italy micro-unit apartments open with cheaper than average rent," 17 Sep. 2019 Indoor amenities include a movie theater, recording studio, billiards room and gym. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "NBA analyst Mark Jackson drops price of Calabasas mansion a fourth time," 16 Sep. 2019 The headquarters will be next to the gym and host up to seven full-time employees. Daily Pilot, "Biz News: Editor & Publisher, a Fountain Valley-based trade magazine, is now in the hands of a new owner," 13 Sep. 2019 Warrior Church meets at a gym to train and pray together. Jamie Swinnerton, Houston Chronicle, "Saint Isidore Episcopal Church to open new food pantry in Spring," 12 Sep. 2019 Sometimes, DeAveaugn Taylor, 17, the oldest of the bunch, takes them to the small hotel gym and pool. Brooke Baitinger,, "Bahamian evacuees in Florida weigh tough choices and uncertain futures," 12 Sep. 2019 Many gyms and studios recommend students bring water. The Washington Post, The Know, "The 12 dos and don’ts of yoga class," 7 Sep. 2019 Elementary students, in turn, use the university’s gym and pool facilities and are frequent guests on campus for musical, literary and theatrical events. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "Hamline University, Hamline Elementary and Ecolab partner on makerspace," 30 Aug. 2019

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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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