Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person who is trained and skilled in gymnastics, especially one who engages in competition.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who is skilled in athletic exercises; one who is expert in or is a teacher of gymnastics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who teaches or practices gymnastic exercises; the manager of a gymnasium; an athlete.

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  • noun One who performs gymnastics

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

  • noun an athlete who is skilled in gymnastics

Etymologies

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

[French gymnaste, from Greek gumnastēs, trainer of professional athletes, from gumnazein, to exercise; see gymnasium.]

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From Ancient Greek γυμναστής (gumnastēs, "trainer of athletes"), from γυμνάζω (gumnazō, "I train naked, exercise"), from γυμνός (gumnos, "naked")

Examples

  • This level of analysis will tell you a compact gymnast is favored and a good baseball pitcher is usually tall.

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  • This level of analysis will tell you a compact gymnast is favored and a good baseball pitcher is usually tall.

    its not just the lever arm length in sprinters...

  • (Larissa Latynina, a gymnast from the Soviet Union in the 1950s and '60s, won 18 medals overall, nine golds).

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  • Obama has the same qualities as a certain Chinese gymnast I know of.

    Michelle Malkin

  • A stand-in gymnast who did multiple back flips to represent Brundle’s increased mutant strength at the start of Act II received a big round of applause as well.

    Be afraid. Be very afraid.

  • A stand-in gymnast who did multiple back flips to represent Brundle’s increased mutant strength at the start of Act II received a big round of applause as well.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • More importantly than the return of Grace Taylor the gymnast was the return of Grace Taylor the person.

    The Red and Black

  • More importantly than the return of Grace Taylor the gymnast was the return of Grace Taylor the person.

    The Red and Black

  • You might not necessarily guess it unless you knew, but one who performs gymnastics is in fact a "gymnast" and not a "gymnist."

    Observations on the cone

  • You might not necessarily guess it unless you knew, but one who performs gymnastics is in fact a "gymnast" and not a "gymnist."

    Observations on the cone

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