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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

    A gym, also known as a fitness center or health club, is a place that houses exercise equipment for the purpose of physical exercise and fitness training. It often provides a variety of fitness activities and services, including weightlifting, cardio workouts, group exercises, personal training, and sometimes amenities such as swimming pools, saunas, or sports courts. Many gyms also offer classes in specific exercise disciplines, such as yoga, pilates, or spinning.


  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. Fernando Alonso:

    . I propose a game with RT (retweet) to the most creative. #whereDidYouWakeUpToday', keep working good. 30 min bike, 30 swim, 30 gym. Malaysia is one of the most demanding races, and we will be at 100 percent.

  2. Ulf Ekelund:

    You don't need to do sport or go to the gym ... but you do need to do at least one hour a day.

  3. Claudia Reott:

    I've been really worried about this bathroom bill that we have in California and he really put it to rest for me that I don't think he's going to let it pass at the federal level at least, i don't want my grandchildren having to think about, they're in high school and having boys decide that day that they're going to go into the girls' gym, because they just have a feeling that they want to do it that day.

  4. Read MoreHarper:

    I was told that I went to the gym Sunday morning ... and at the end of the workout, I went down to the ground.

  5. Alexi Pappas:

    For marathoners I think this Olympic shift has been particularly impactful because there's only so many marathons you can run in a year and so the whole fall has been taken off the table for good reason, training safely, doing my gym workout at home, only running with my quarantine pod -- there's only certain runners that I'm running with right now -- that's been the mentality during coronavirus.

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