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
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)