noun Etymology: Middle French gymnaste, from Greek gymnastēs trainer, from gymnazein Date: 1594 a person trained in gymnastics

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  • Gymnast — Gym nast (j[i^]m n[.a]st), n. [Gr. gymnasth s a trainer of athletes: cf. F. gymnaste. See {Gymnasium}.] One who teaches or practices gymnastic exercises; the manager of a gymnasium; an athlete …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gymnást — (griech.), im Altertum Lehrer der Gymnastik, besonders der Geübtern und der Athleten …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • gymnast — 1590s in the modern sense, a back formation from GYMNASTIC (Cf. gymnastic). Greek gymnastes was a trainer of professional athletes …   Etymology dictionary

  • gymnast — *athlete …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • gymnast — ► NOUN ▪ a person trained in gymnastics …   English terms dictionary

  • gymnast — [jim′nast΄] n. [Gr gymnastēs, trainer of athletes] an expert in gymnastics …   English World dictionary

  • gymnast — UK [ˈdʒɪmnæst] / US [ˈdʒɪmˌnæst] / US [ˈdʒɪmnəst] noun [countable] Word forms gymnast : singular gymnast plural gymnasts someone who does gymnastics as a sport, especially someone who takes part in competitions an Olympic gymnast …   English dictionary

  • gymnast — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brilliant, elite, good, talented, top ▪ Olympic GYMNAST + VERB ▪ train …   Collocations dictionary

  • gymnast — gym|nast [ dʒım,næst, dʒımnəst ] noun count someone who does GYMNASTICS as a sport, especially someone who takes part in competitions: an Olympic gymnast …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gymnast — [[t]ʤɪ̱mnæst[/t]] gymnasts N COUNT A gymnast is someone who is trained in gymnastics …   English dictionary

  • gymnast — gimnastas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Antikoje – aukščiausios kvalifikacijos gimnaziono mokytojas, sporto treneris – pedagogas ir gydytojas, turėjęs specialių anatomijos, psichologijos žinių, taip pat žinių, kaip gydyti… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

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