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

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

Middle English palestre, from Old French, from Latin palaestra, from Greek palaistra, from palaiein, to wrestle.

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