Definition of gym in English:

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Pronunciation: /jim/


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 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
More 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.
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.
physical education;
informal phys ed., PE


Late 19th century: abbreviation.

Words that rhyme with gym

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