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ac·ro·bat

 (ăk′rə-băt′)
n.
1. One who is skilled in feats of balance and agility in gymnastics.
2. One who changes one's viewpoint on short notice in response to the circumstances.

[French acrobate, from Greek akrobatēs : akros, high; see acro- + bainein, bat-, to walk; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.]

ac′ro·bat′ic adj.
ac′ro·bat′i·cal·ly adv.
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acrobat

(ˈækrəˌbæt)
n
1. (Theatre) an entertainer who performs acts that require skill, agility, and coordination, such as tumbling, swinging from a trapeze, or walking a tightrope
2. a person noted for his frequent and rapid changes of position or allegiances: a political acrobat.
[C19: via French from Greek akrobatēs acrobat, one who walks on tiptoe, from acro- + bat-, from bainein to walk]
ˌacroˈbatic adj
ˌacroˈbatically adv
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ac•ro•bat

(ˈæk rəˌbæt)

n.
a performer of gymnastic feats requiring agility, balance, and coordination, as tumbling or walking on a tightrope.
[1815–25; < French acrobate < Greek akróbatos walking on tiptoe]
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acrobat

- Derived from Greek akrobatos, "walking on tiptoe," from Greek akron, "summit," and baino, "walk."
See also related terms for summit.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acrobat - an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordinationacrobat - an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination
aerialist - an acrobat who performs in the air (as on a rope or trapeze)
athlete, jock - a person trained to compete in sports
balancer - an acrobat who balances himself in difficult positions
circus acrobat - an acrobat who performs acrobatic feats in a circus
contortionist - an acrobat able to twist into unusual positions
funambulist, tightrope walker - an acrobat who performs on a tightrope or slack rope
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acrobat

noun gymnast, balancer, tumbler, tightrope walker, rope walker, funambulist A high-wire acrobat fell 50 ft to his death.
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Translations
بَهْلَوَانيَهْلَوَان
akrobat
akrobat
akrobaatti
akrobat
akrobata
fimleikamaîur
軽業師
곡예사
akrobatasakrobatikaakrobatiškas
akrobāts
acrobat
akrobat
akrobat
akrobat
นักกายกรรม
diễn viên nhào lộn

acrobat

[ˈækrəbæt] Nacróbata mf
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

acrobat

[ˈækrəbæt] nacrobate mf
He's an acrobat → Il est acrobate.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

acrobat

nAkrobat(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

acrobat

[ˈækrəˌbæt] nacrobata m/f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

acrobat

(ˈӕkrəbӕt) noun
a person in a circus etc who performs gymnastics.
ˌacroˈbatic adjective
ˌacroˈbatics noun plural
acrobatic performances.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

acrobat

بَهْلَوَان akrobat akrobat Akrobat ακροβάτης acróbata akrobaatti acrobate akrobat acrobata 軽業師 곡예사 acrobaat akrobat akrobata acrobata акробат akrobat นักกายกรรม akrobat diễn viên nhào lộn 杂技演员
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