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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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The girls leave the gym, only to be lead to an obstacle course with an audience for the Bachelor Strongest Woman Competition. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "An Ode to the Glasses of This Week's Episode of 'The Bachelor'," 22 Jan. 2019 Breakfast and supper took place at the Cannonball gym, a bare-bones kitchen and a basketball court. Rebecca Bengal, Vogue, "The Power of Nathan Phillips’s Song," 21 Jan. 2019 Amenities include a 24-hour doorman, spa, pool, and gym, and starting this month, the services of Gasmob, a mobile app that provides on-site car refueling. Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "Kim Kardashian And Kanye West’s New Miami Condo Refills Their Gas Tanks," 17 Jan. 2019 Wealthy Parents Help Child Athletes Go Pro in Their Own Backyards Rich families are building gyms, soccer fields and baseball batting cages at home to develop their student-athlete skills. 3. Katerina Ang, WSJ, "Mansion’s 10 Best-Read Stories of 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 That feeling of change is familiar to the companies and entrepreneurs seeking to build new gyms to take advantage of the sport’s expanding popularity. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "The ascent of climbing gyms, and battle for post-industrial real estate," 25 July 2018 Admission and parking is free across from the gym on Huyshope Avenue. Dom Amore,, "Greater Hartford Pro-Am Gearing Up For Another Summer," 7 July 2018 After the celebration, 2,000 people walked from the gym into the cooling and soft night. Paul Daugherty,, "Paul Daugherty: In his 15 years, Matt Stratman made his mark on our community.," 6 July 2018 Gain a few pounds from slices of pizza eaten on the go, from your busyness that leaves no time for cooking, no time for the gym. Shelly Oria, Longreads, "How to Be Single," 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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English Language Learners Definition of gym

: sports and exercise taught as a subject in school


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