YMCA
Young Men's Christian Association Young Men's Christian Association An organization for promoting the spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical welfare of young men, founded, June 6, 1844, by George Williams (knighted therefor by Queen Victoria) in London. In 1851 it extended to the United States and Canada, and in 1855 representatives of similar organizations throughout Europe and America formed an international body. The movement has successfully expanded not only among young men in general, but also specifically among railroad men, in the army and navy, with provision for Indians and negroes, and a full duplication of all the various lines of oepration in the boys' departments. It currently (1998) maintains buildings which usually have both recreational facilities and dormitories for dwelling. It is usually called by its acronym {YMCA}. See also the similar organizations {Young Women's Christian Association} and {YMHA}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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  • YMCA — 〈[waıɛmsi:ɛı] Abk. für engl.〉 Young Men s Christian Association (Christlicher Verein Junger Männer) [engl.] * * * YMCA [waɪ|ɛmsi: |eɪ ], die, auch: der; [Abk. von engl.: Young Men s Christian Association]: Christlicher Verein Junger Männer. * * * …   Universal-Lexikon

  • YMCA — Young Men s Christian Association Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations …   Law dictionary

  • YMCA — 〈 [waıɛmsi:ɛı] Abk. für engl.〉 Young Men′s Christian Association (Christlicher Verein junger Männer) [Etym.: engl.] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • YMCA — Young Men s Christian Association an organization in many countries that provides places to stay and sports activities for young people …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • YMCA — (Young Men s Christian Association) international organization promoting physical and mental welfare (originally for young Christian men) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • YMCA — [vai̮|ɛmsi: |e: ], die, auch der; = Young Men s Christian Association (Christlicher Verein Junger Männer) …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • YMCA — ► ABBREVIATION ▪ Young Men s Christian Association …   English terms dictionary

  • YMCA — abbrev. Young Men s Christian Association …   English World dictionary

  • YMCA — The Young Men s Christian Association ( YMCA or the Y ) was founded on June 6, 1844 in London, England, by a young man named George Williams. At the time, the organization was dedicated to putting Christian principles into practice, as taught by… …   Wikipedia

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  • YMCA — abbr. Young Men s Christian Association. * * * Young Men s Christian Association. Also, Y.M.C.A. * * * abbrev Young Men s Christian Association * * * Y.M.C.A. or YMCA (no periods), Young Men s Christian Association (an organization for promoting… …   Useful english dictionary

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