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gym

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Pronunciation: /dʒɪm
 
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Definition of gym in English:

noun

1A gymnasium.
Example sentences
  • It also has an Olympic-size swimming pool and indoor gyms with wrestling and judo mats, fencing strips and a boxing ring.
  • They had swimming pools, gyms, tennis courts and all that.
  • The games sometimes are played in other gyms and arenas but still contain a special intensity that is hard to match.
1.1A place, typically a private club, providing a range of facilities designed to improve and maintain physical fitness and health.
Example sentences
  • New gyms and private health clubs open up on a regular basis and local authorities have invested millions as the public take up the healthy option.
  • Dozens of private gyms and health clubs have since sprung up for those who can afford it.
  • In some cases, council-run leisure facilities can cost as much as a third less than privately-owned health clubs and gyms.
2 [mass noun] Gymnastics: I can’t do gym today
More example sentences
  • The people's custom likes go to the cinema, play football, gym and other sports activity.
  • The youngster loved animals, as well as horse riding, tennis, gym and swimming.
  • My solution to this would be to make things like performing in gym optional or possibly not do it at all.

Origin

late 19th century: abbreviation.

Words that rhyme with gym

bedim, brim, crim, dim, glim, grim, Grimm, him, hymn, Jim, Kim, limb, limn, nim, prim, quim, rim, scrim, shim, Sim, skim, slim, swim, Tim, trim, vim, whim

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