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Meaning of “gym” in the English Dictionary

"gym" in British English

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gymnoun

uk   us   /dʒɪm/
A2 [U] physicalexercises and ​activitiesperformed inside, often using ​equipment, ​especially when done as a ​subject at ​school: gym ​clothes gym ​shoes Class 3 do gym on a ​Wednesdayafternoon. The third graders have gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays.A2 [C] (also gymnasium) a ​largeroom with ​equipment for ​exercising the ​body and ​increasingstrength: We ​playedbasketball in the gym. [C] a ​club where you can go to ​exercise and ​keepfit: I go to the gym ​twice a ​week.

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(Definition of gym from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gym" in American English

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gymnoun

 us   /dʒɪm/
  • gym noun (BUILDING)

[C] short form ofgymnasium: I ​work out at the gym every ​day.
  • gym noun (SCHOOL ACTIVITY)

[U] physicaleducation: We have gym after ​recess.
(Definition of gym from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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