from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to gymnastics.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to gymnastics.
- adj. Pertaining to the gymnasia (ancient Greek schools).
- n. A gymnast.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to athletic exercises intended for health, defense, or diversion; -- originally said of games or exercises, as running, leaping, wrestling, throwing the discus, the javelin, etc.; in modern times more specifically applied to athletic exercises demonstrating balance and agility, such as tumbling, somersaulting, and bodily maneuvers performed on special equipment such as parallel bars or a balance beam
- adj. pertaining to disciplinary exercises for the intellect.
- n. A gymnast.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to athletic exercises of the body, intended for health, defense, or diversion.
- Pertaining to disciplinary exercises for the intellect.
- Athletic; vigorous.
- n. Athletic exercise; athletics.
- n. Disciplinary exercise for the intellect or character.
- n. A teacher of gymnastics; a gymnast.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. vigorously active
- adj. of or relating to or used in exercises intended to develop strength and agility
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No matter what fabric and style the reader chose, Butterick promised it would be "exceedingly comfortable for wear while engaged in gymnastic exercises."
Socrates: And as you speak of an excellence or art of the best in wrestling, and of an excellence in playing the lyre, I wish you would tell me what this latter is; — the excellence of wrestling I call gymnastic, and I want to know what you call the other.
SOCRATES: And as you speak of an excellence or art of the best in wrestling, and of an excellence in playing the lyre, I wish you would tell me what this latter is; -- the excellence of wrestling I call gymnastic, and I want to know what you call the other.
Wiwau prodded with the goad, and Tiha stumbled and wabbled in gymnastic efforts to make speed.
"The word 'gymnastic,' " explains K.T. Coates, the federation's president, "derives from the Greek '
Education has two branches — one of gymnastic, which is concerned with the body, and the other of music, which is designed for the improvement of the soul.
"Well, and who changed the time of the speeches, and put the idea of gymnastic poles into the heads of their worships the sixth form?" said the master.
The bourgeoise has taken the place forfeited by a wastrel nobility which now subsists only to set ignoble fashions and whose sole contribution to our 'civilization' is the establishment of gluttonous dining clubs, so-called gymnastic societies, and pari-mutuel associations.
In fact, I fully expected at any moment to be shaken from my grasp, as, oddly enough, even in that time of peril, I recalled the gymnastic sport of giant strides of my schooldays, and held on; but I was certain we were now too late, and that it was only a matter of moments before we should be overtaken and cut down or taken prisoners by
They're also locked into a kind of gymnastic storyline, in 3D: You can imagine Sebastian rising in a slow clockwise twist, becoming first Irene, who tends him, and then the servant who unties him.