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gym·nas·tics

 (jĭm-năs′tĭks)
n.
1.
a. (used with a pl. verb) Physical exercises designed to develop and display strength, balance, and agility, especially those performed on or with specialized apparatus.
b. (used with a sing. verb) The art or practice of such exercises.
2. (used with a pl. verb)
a. Complex intellectual or artistic exercises: mental gymnastics.
b. Informal Feats of physical agility: had to go through gymnastics to cross the slippery walk.

gymnastics

(dʒɪmˈnæstɪks)
n
1. (Gymnastics) (functioning as singular) practice or training in exercises that develop physical strength and agility or mental capacity
2. (Gymnastics) (functioning as plural) gymnastic exercises

gym•nas•tics

(dʒɪmˈnæs tɪks)

n.
1. (used with a pl. v.) physical exercises that develop and demonstrate strength, balance, and agility, esp. such exercises performed mostly on special equipment.
2. (used with a sing. v.) the practice, art, or competitive sport of such exercises.
3. (used with a pl. v.)
a. mental or creative feats of skill: verbal gymnastics.
b. agile or strenuous physical maneuvers, as in moving oneself along a difficult course.
[1645–55]

gymnastics

1. regimented exercises performed on floor mats and on certain specialized equipment that entail the skills of tumbling and balancing and that are intended to display flexibility, grace, and strength.
2. physical or athletic exercises; calisthenics. — gymnastic, adj.
See also: Athletics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gymnastics - a sport that involves exercises intended to display strength and balance and agilitygymnastics - a sport that involves exercises intended to display strength and balance and agility
acrobatics, tumbling - the gymnastic moves of an acrobat
gymnastic exercise - (gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus)
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
exerciser, gymnastic apparatus - sports equipment used in gymnastic exercises
chin, chin up - raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar

gymnastics

Gymnastic events

asymmetric bars, beam, floor exercises, high or horizontal bar, horse vault, parallel bars, pommel horse, rings, rhythmic gymnastics, side horse vault
Translations
رياضة بدنيَّهرِياضَة جِمْنازي
gymnastika
gymnastik
voimistelu
gimnastikatjelovježba
gimnasztikatorna
fimleikar
体操
체조
telovadba
gymnastik
กายบริหาร
môn thể dục

gymnastics

[dʒɪmˈnæstɪks] Ngimnasia f

gymnastics

[dʒɪmˈnæstɪks]
nplgymnastique f
to do gymnastics → faire de la gymnastique
modif [champion, championship, club] → de gymnastiquegym shoes nplchaussures fpl de gym gym slip (British) gym suit (US) ntunique f (d'écolière)

gymnastics

n
sing (= discipline)Gymnastik f no pl; (with apparatus) → Turnen nt no pl
pl (= exercises)Übungen pl; verbal gymnasticsWortakrobatik f

gymnastics

[dʒɪmˈnæstɪks]
1. nsg (art) → ginnastica
2. npl (exercises) → ginnastica

gymnasium

(dʒimˈneiziəm) plurals gymˈnasiums ~gymˈnasia (-ə) noun
a building or room with equipment for physical exercise.
gymnast (ˈdʒimnӕst) noun
a person who does gymnastics.
gymˈnastic (-ˈnӕs-) adjective
of gymnastics.
gymˈnastics (-ˈnӕs-) noun singular
physical exercises usually done in a gymnasium with certain types of equipment.

gymnastics

رِياضَة جِمْنازي gymnastika gymnastik Gymnastik γυμναστική gimnasia voimistelu gymnastique gimnastika ginnastica 体操 체조 gymnastiek gymnastikk ćwiczenia gimnastyczne ginástica гимнастика gymnastik กายบริหาร jimnastik môn thể dục 体操

gym·nas·tics

n. gimnasia, calistenia.

gymnastics

n gimnasia
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