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Definition of gym

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Butterfly strokes in the pool in lieu of gym class are optional. Kelsey Ogletree, WSJ, "Remote Schooling Is the New First-Class Hotel Perk," 8 Oct. 2020 Many other activities, like meetings, dental appointments, gym visits and weddings would start to feel reasonable again if everyone could be tested on the way in. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, "What can we expect from a winter COVID second wave? No one knows for sure, but there is reason for hope - and concern," 8 Oct. 2020 This is a gym-quality treadmill designed for home use. Landon Groves,, "Best products for this year’s virtual marathon," 7 Oct. 2020 For gym rats everywhere, no salute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg felt more appropriate than the final tribute from her personal fitness trainer of 20 years. Anne Saker, The Enquirer, "Trainer's farewell to Ginsburg salutes the value of strength training for older people," 7 Oct. 2020 The plans often combine traditional Medicare benefits with other services such as vision and dental care, gym memberships, and prescription drug coverage. John Tozzi,, "Walmart’s Next Health Foray Is Medicare Plan With Startup Clover," 1 Oct. 2020 With basketball season starting in November, looking at gym capacity is high on many schools’ to-do list as well. David J. Kim, The Courier-Journal, "Indiana is fully opening businesses in Stage 5 Saturday. Are Clark, Floyd counties ready?," 25 Sep. 2020 Zippered pockets and compartments throughout, both on the inside and outside of the bag, will help organize your essentials and keep the main compartment for your big items, whether gym clothes or a change of clothes. NBC News, "New & Notable: Sephora, H&M, Logitech, Olay and more," 29 Sep. 2020 Anyone who played sports as a kid, or even just half-heartedly participated in gym class, may remember prefacing that activity by standing in a circle pulling on your limbs until they were well-stretched. John Kennedy, Popular Science, "There’s a better way to warm up than stretching," 29 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of gym

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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14 Oct 2020

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“Gym.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of gym

: sports and exercise taught as a subject in school


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