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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gymnasium, gymnoun

    athletic facility equipped for sports or physical training


  1. gymnoun

    short form of gymnasium

  2. gymnoun

    a sports facility specialized for lifting weights and exercise

  3. gymnoun

    physical education class


  1. Gym

    A gymnasium, also known as a gym, is an indoor location for athletics. The word is derived from the ancient Greek term "gymnasium". They are commonly found in athletic and fitness centers, and as activity and learning spaces in educational institutions. "Gym" is also slang for "fitness centre", which is often an area for indoor recreation. A "gym" may include or describe adjacent open air areas as well. In Western countries, "gyms" (or pl: gymnasia") often describe places with indoor or outdoor courts for basketball, hockey, tennis, boxing or wrestling, and with equipment and machines used for physical development training, or to do exercises. In many European countries, Gymnasium (and variations of the word) also can describe a secondary school that prepares students for higher education at a university, with or without the presence of athletic courts, fields, or equipment.


  1. Gym

    The Greek term gymnasion was used in Ancient Greece to describe a locality for both physical and intellectual education of young men. The later meaning of intellectual education persisted in Greek, German and other languages to denote a certain type of school providing secondary education, the gymnasium, whereas in English the meaning of physical education was pertained in the word gym. The Greek word gymnasium means "place to be naked" and was used to designate a locality for the education of young men, including physical education which was customarily performed naked, as well as bathing, and studies. For the Greeks, physical education was considered as important as cognitive learning. Most Greek gymnasia had libraries that could be utilized after relaxing in the baths.

Editors Contribution

  1. gym

    A type of building or property with specific equipment, open plan space, swimming pool, exercise studio and other facilities that offer various types of exercise groups, open plan space for people of all age and ability to exercise or use equipment and a swimming pool to sustain or maintain their health.

    Many people use the gym daily.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 6, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GYM in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GYM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of GYM in a Sentence

  1. Roger Holm:

    A fight is the most emotional thing you can do, this fight was a lot for me, mentally. I couldn't tell you how many times I cried in the gym leading up to this fight.

  2. Jessica Matthews:

    It’s not just about what you do in the gym, it’s how physical activity fits into a healthy lifestyle that includes nutrition, behavior modification and the body-mind connection.

  3. Jim Howard:

    I told him if you don’t respect the flag, get out of this gym. Get off the floor and get out of the gym and he proceeded to tell me he didn’t have to, at least respect the people that paid for your scholarship to get you on this campus – like myself and everyone else in that gym.

  4. Keri Peterson:

    People work out at the gym rather than going to the park so the gym equipment is a big germ hotspot, also, people tend do more shopping at malls. Door handles and escalator handles are particularly germy.

  5. Joe Biden:

    If we were in high school, I'd take Joe Biden behind the gym and beat the hell out of Joe Biden.

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