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  1. a gymnasium.
  2. Informal. physical education.


/ dʒɪm /

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Word History and Origins

Origin of gym1

First recorded in 1870–75; by shortening
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Example Sentences

And, true to its diet snack roots, Lundberg rice cakes tend to sell best in January — right around the time people are working on their New Year’s resolutions by renewing their gym memberships and cutting back on the sauce.

From Eater

When the state ordered gyms to close, all practices ceased, at least for a while.

At-home fitness startups are muscling up as gyms file for bankruptcy.

From Fortune

This could reduce muscle soreness and get you back in the gym faster—and more training over time may improve your athletic performance.

They’re also perfect gym towels, thanks to their small size, ability to absorb, and quick dry time.

Hmm, who are these people standing in front of the machines at the gym, neither occupying them nor not occupying them?

The gym—a fragile collective of human ecology at the best of times—has suddenly become even more tense.

He belongs to a gym, he can afford to pay for that: he can shower, he can keep his belongings in a series of lockers there.

I stripped down to my gym shorts and stretched out on my cot.

At a youth boxing gym up the street, Malloy tries to make small talk with the kids.

There isnt a girl in the class who doesnt need brisking up in the gym.

When I see Chet and Laura anemic, or otherwise sickly, as the result of their out-of-door sports or gym.

Perhaps they are the same ones I hated to see come into the gym, but I feel no sense of being paradoxical.

In the gym, Siebold also shone as a good boxer, fencer and wrestler.

They agreed to come to the gym at a time when no one, not even the instructor, was there.





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