callisthenics

[ kal-uh s-then-iks ]
/ ˌkæl əsˈθɛn ɪks /

noun

(used with a singular or plural verb) calisthenics.

OTHER WORDS FROM callisthenics

cal·lis·then·ic, adjective

Definition for callisthenics (2 of 2)

calisthenics

or cal·lis·then·ics

[ kal-uh s-then-iks ]
/ ˌkæl əsˈθɛn ɪks /

noun

(used with a plural verb) gymnastic exercises designed to develop physical health and vigor, usually performed with little or no special apparatus.
(used with a singular verb) the art, practice, or a session of such exercises.

Origin of calisthenics

1840–50; cali- (variant of calli-) + Greek sthén(os) strength + -ics

OTHER WORDS FROM calisthenics

cal·is·then·ic, cal·is·then·i·cal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for callisthenics

  • It was as if they met in a sort of mental gymnasium, fenced with one another, did callisthenics.

    The Real Adventure|Henry Kitchell Webster

British Dictionary definitions for callisthenics (1 of 2)

callisthenics

calisthenics

/ (ˌkælɪsˈθɛnɪks) /

noun

(functioning as plural) light exercises designed to promote general fitness, develop muscle tone, etc
(functioning as singular) the practice of callisthenic exercises

Derived forms of callisthenics

callisthenic or calisthenic, adjective

Word Origin for callisthenics

C19: from calli- + Greek sthenos strength

British Dictionary definitions for callisthenics (2 of 2)

calisthenics
/ (ˌkælɪsˈθɛnɪks) /

noun

a variant spelling (esp US) of callisthenics

Derived forms of calisthenics

calisthenic, adjective
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Medical definitions for callisthenics

calisthenics
[ kăl′ĭs-thĕnĭks ]

pl.n.

Gymnastic exercises, such as sit-ups, designed to develop muscular tone and promote physical fitness.
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