Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A public place in ancient Greece for training and practice in wrestling and other athletics.

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  • n. Alternative form of palaestra.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A wrestling school; hence, a gymnasium, or place for athletic exercise in general.
  • n. A wrestling; the exercise of wrestling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek antiquity:
  • n. A public place appropriated to exercises, under official direction, in wrestling and athletics, intended especially for the benefit of athletes training to contend in the public games.
  • n. Wrestling and athletics.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a public place in ancient Greece or Rome devoted to the training of wrestlers and other athletes

Etymologies

Middle English palestre, from Old French, from Latin palaestra, from Greek palaistra, from palaiein, to wrestle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Suppose a man to have been trained in the palestra and to be a skilful boxer-he in the fulness of his strength goes and strikes his father or mother or one of his familiars or friends; but that is no reason why the trainers or fencing-masters should be held in detestation or banished from the city-surely not.

    Plato's Gorgias - Selected Moments

  • Palestrante de marketing digital Conrado Adolpho ministra palestra na Endeavor sobre marketing digital e comportamento do consumidor digital.

    2010 June 16 | TECHNOLOGY NEWS

  • Mi sono iscritta in palestra e domani comincio a seguire un corso - prossimamente potro' raccontare delle mie avventure nel mondo del cardio-kickboxing *sorriso malefico* La mia amica Sam mi ha mandato della bella lana e ora non ho scuse per non cominciare a lavorare a maglia, ho comprato anche i ferri e sono pronta per imparare!

    Chirpiness

  • The 24-Karat-Gold Facial is available in London at Harrods ($470; harrods. com), at the Raffles Dubai hotel ($380; dubai. raffles.com), in Moscow at Spa Palestra ($770; palestra. ru) and in the U.S. at the Veronica Skin & Body Care Center in Malibu, California ($400; veronicaskincare. com).

    Talk About a Golden Glow

  • ~ Ho scoperto che in paese c'e' una palestra, e una piscina, dove si fa aqua gym, quindi non sono condannata ad allargarmi a dismisura causa eccessivo consumo di schifezze americane

    Retro awesomeness

  • They seized children, adults, and mostly those who were engaged in the exercises of the palestra and gymnasium, but seldom attacked women.

    Of The Epidemics

  • And there is nothing to prevent a person from placing a foot on the hump, and supporting his weight on it, and making gentle pressure; one of the men who is practiced in the palestra would be a proper person for doing this in a suitable manner.

    On The Articulations

  • These methods of reduction are all of easy application in the palestra, as they can all be performed without instruments, but they also be used elsewhere.

    On The Articulations

  • O tema da palestra é “Beyond the Digital Revolution”, onde também será abordado o trabalho desenvolvido pelos Fab Labs (laboratórios multidisciplinares voltados para a fabricação pessoal), e tem o apoio da FLAD e da UNL (citando a nota informativa).

    Gershenfeld em Lisboa

  • Un uomo Mick Diflo chiuso dentro una palestra buia, si esercita per sviluppare i muscoli superiori.

    No Fat Clips!!! : TOM SALLES – Equilibrio

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  • Haha! That's exactly what I think whenever someone mentions the Palestra in Philly.

    September 10, 2009

  • Or possibly a new fat substitute.

    September 10, 2009

  • Or, you know, what WeirdNet says. ;-)

    September 10, 2009

  • The historic 9,000 seat gym/arena at the University of Pennsylvania, where the first NCAA championship was played in 1939.

    September 10, 2009