Gymnastics

  • 1 gymnastics — is a growth area for Chinese sporting success, particularly in men’s events. China’s version of the ‘dream team’ is the Chinese men’s gymnastics squad that won the team gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, after taking silver in the two prior Summer …

    Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • 2 gymnastics — gym*nas tics (j[i^]m*n[a^]s t[i^]ks), n. 1. Athletic or disciplinary exercises; the art of performing gymnastic exercises. [1913 Webster] 2. Disciplinary exercises for the intellect or character. [1913 Webster] 3. [fig.] Feats demonstrating a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 gymnastics — ► PLURAL NOUN (also treated as sing. ) 1) exercises involving physical agility, flexibility, and coordination, especially tumbling and acrobatic feats. 2) physical or mental agility or skill: vocal gymnastics. DERIVATIVES gymnastic adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 gymnastics — 1650s, from GYMNASTIC (Cf. gymnastic); also see ICS (Cf. ics) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 gymnastics — [n] acrobatic exercise aerobatics, balance beam, bars, body building, calisthenics, floor exercise, free exercise, gym, horse, rings, trampoline, trapeze, tumbling, vaulting, workout; concept 363 …

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  • 6 gymnastics — [jim′nastiks] n. [< GYMNASTIC] a sport combining tumbling and acrobatic feats, usually done with apparatus such as the parallel bars, the balance beam, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Gymnastics — This article is about the general sport. For a specific form of gymnastics, see Gymnastics (disambiguation). Gymnastics is a sport involving performance of exercises requiring physical strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and balance.… …

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  • 8 gymnastics — /jim nas tiks/, n. 1. (used with a pl. v.) gymnastic exercises. 2. (used with a sing. v.) the practice art, or competitive sport of gymnastic exercises. 3. (used with a pl. v.) mental feats or other exercises of skill: Verbal gymnastics. [1645… …

    Universalium

  • 9 gymnastics — [[t]ʤɪmnæ̱stɪks[/t]] (The form gymnastic is used as a modifier.) 1) N UNCOUNT Gymnastics consists of physical exercises that develop your strength, co ordination, and ease of movement. ...the British Amateur Gymnastics Association. 2) ADJ: ADJ n… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 gymnastics — gym|nas|tics [dʒımˈnæstıks] n [U] 1.) a sport involving physical exercises and movements that need skill, strength, and control, and that are often performed in competitions ▪ a gymnastics display ▪ We don t do gymnastics at school. 2.)… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 gymnastics — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ rhythmic ▪ artistic ▪ competitive VERB + GYMNASTICS ▪ do ▪ She does gymnastics at school …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 gymnastics — /dʒɪmˈnæstɪks / (say jim nastiks) noun 1. (construed as plural) gymnastic exercises. 2. (construed as singular) the practice or art of gymnastic exercises. See artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, urban gymnastics …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 gymnastics — noun /dʒɪmˈnæs.tɪks/ a) A sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, and kinesthetic awareness. Gymnastics was a significant part of the physical education curriculum …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 gymnastics — n. to do gymnastics * * * to do gymnastics …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 gymnastics — noun (U) 1 a sport involving skilled and controlled physical exercises and movements, often performed in competitions 2 mental/intellectual/moral gymnastics very clever thinking 3 verbal gymnastics using words in a very clever way gymnastic… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 gymnastics — gym|nas|tics [ dʒım næstıks ] noun uncount 1. ) a sport involving difficult physical exercises designed to increase your strength and ability to bend and balance 2. ) clever arguments or use of language: verbal/mental gymnastics …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 gymnastics — plural noun [also treated as sing.] 1》 exercises involving physical agility, flexibility, and coordination, especially tumbling and acrobatic feats. 2》 physical or mental agility of a specified kind: vocal gymnastics. Derivatives gymnastic… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 gymnastics — UK [dʒɪmˈnæstɪks] / US noun [uncountable] 1) a sport involving difficult physical exercises designed to increase your strength and ability to bend and balance 2) clever arguments or use of language verbal/mental gymnastics …

    English dictionary

  • 19 gymnastics — gym•nas•tics [[t]dʒɪmˈnæs tɪks[/t]] n. 1) (used with a pl. v.) physical exercises that develop and demonstrate strength, balance, and agility, esp. such exercises performed mostly on special equipment 2) (used with a sing. v.) the practice, art,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 gymnastics — gimnastika statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Europoje – pratimų su įrankiais, ant prietaisų arba be jų rūšis. kilmė gr. gymnastikē< gymnazô – mankštinuosi< gymnos – nuogas atitikmenys: angl. gymnastics vok. Gymnastik, f… …

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