Gymnastic

  • 1 Gymnastic — Gym*nas tic (j[i^]m*n[a^]s t[i^]k), Gymnastical Gym*nas tic*al (j[i^]m*n[a^]s t[i^]*kal), a. [L. gymnasticus, Gr. gymnastiko s: cf. F. gymnastique. See {Gymnasium}.] 1. Pertaining to athletic exercises intended for health, defense, or diversion;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Gymnastic — Gym*nas tic, n. A gymnast. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 gymnastic — 1570s, from L. gymnasticus, from Gk. gynmastikos fond of or skilled in bodily exercise, from gymnazein to exercise or train (see GYMNASIUM (Cf. gymnasium)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 gymnastic — [jim nas′tik] adj. [L gymnasticus < Gr gymnastikos < gymnazein: see GYMNASIUM] of or having to do with gymnastics gymnastically adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 gymnastic — I. adjective Date: 1574 of or relating to gymnastics ; athletic • gymnastically adverb II. noun Date: 1652 1. plural but singular in construction a. physical exercises designed to develop stre …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 6 gymnastic — adjective a) Pertaining to gymnastics. gymnastic dialogues b) Pertaining to the gymnasia (ancient Greek schools) …

    Wiktionary

  • 7 gymnastic — gym|nas|tic [ dʒım næstık ] adjective relating to gymnastics: a gymnastic display …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 gymnastic — UK [dʒɪmˈnæstɪk] / US adjective relating to gymnastics a gymnastic display …

    English dictionary

  • 9 gymnastic — gymnastics ► PLURAL NOUN (also treated as sing. ) 1) exercises involving physical agility, flexibility, and coordination, especially tumbling and acrobatic feats. 2) physical or mental agility or skill: vocal gymnastics. DERIVATIVES gymnastic… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 gymnastic — gymnastically, adv. /jim nas tik/, adj. of or pertaining to physical exercises that develop and demonstrate strength, balance, and agility, esp. such exercises performed mostly on special equipment. Also, gymnastical. [1565 75; < MF gymnastique < …

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  • 11 gymnastic — gym nas·tic || dʒɪm næstɪk adj. of or pertaining to gymnastics …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 gymnastic — a. Athletic …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 13 gymnastic — gym·nas·tic …

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  • 14 gymnastic — gym•nas•tic [[t]dʒɪmˈnæs tɪk[/t]] adj. of, pertaining to, or concerned with gymnastics • Etymology: 1565–75; < MF < L < Gk gym•nas′ti•cal•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 gymnastic — /dʒɪmˈnæstɪk / (say jim nastik) adjective relating to exercises which develop flexibility, strength, and agility. –gymnastically, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 gymnastic — adj. of or involving gymnastics. Derivatives: gymnastically adv. Etymology: L gymnasticus f. Gk gumnastikos (as GYMNASIUM) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 gymnastic apparatus — noun sports equipment used in gymnastic exercises • Syn: ↑exerciser • Derivationally related forms: ↑exercise (for: ↑exerciser) • Topics: ↑gymnastics, ↑ …

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  • 18 gymnastic exercise — noun 1. (gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus) • Topics: ↑gymnastics • Hypernyms: ↑exercise, ↑exercising, ↑physical exercise, ↑physical… …

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  • 19 gymnastic horse — noun a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs • Syn: ↑horse • Hypernyms: ↑gymnastic apparatus, ↑exerciser • Hyponyms: ↑pommel horse, ↑side horse, ↑vaulting horse, ↑ …

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  • 20 gymnastic exercises — mankšta statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Fiziniai pratimai, kurių paskirtis stiprinti sveikatą, ugdyti fizines ypatybes, pasirengti kuriai nors veiklai, geriau pailsėti. Mankštintis galima savarankiškai arba vadovaujant… …

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