Definition of gym in English:

gym

Syllabification: gym

noun

  • 1A gymnasium.
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    • 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 membership organization that provides a range of facilities designed to improve and maintain physical fitness and health: we got guest passes to Suzanne’s gym
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    gymnasium, health club, fitness center, recreation center, spa
    informal rec center
  • 2Physical education: I’m taking just one more semester of gym
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    • They were bouncing all about in gym, so I decided to wear two bras, and it helped a little.
    • I could have someone put on my shoes or carry my stuff, or I could get out of gym forever!
    • So if your crush is shooting hoops in gym and you can dunk, get off the bleachers and join him.
    Synonyms
    physical education; gymnastics
    informal phys ed., PE

Origin

late 19th century: abbreviation.

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