Definition of Gymnastic

1. Adjective. Vigorously active. "Gymnastic exercises"

Exact synonyms: Acrobatic, Athletic
Similar to: Active
Derivative terms: Acrobatics, Athletics, Gymnastics

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or used in exercises intended to develop strength and agility. "Gymnastic horse"
Partainyms: Gymnastics
Derivative terms: Gymnastics

Definition of Gymnastic

1. a. Pertaining to athletic exercises intended for health, defense, or diversion; -- said of games or exercises, as running, leaping, wrestling, throwing the discus, the javelin, etc.; also, pertaining to disciplinary exercises for the intellect; athletic; as, gymnastic exercises, contests, etc.

2. n. A gymnast.

Definition of Gymnastic

1. Adjective. Pertaining to gymnastics. ¹

2. Adjective. Pertaining to the gymnasia (ancient Greek schools). ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) A gymnast. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gymnastic

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gymnastic

gymkhanas
gymless
gymlike
gymmal
gymmals
gymnarthrid
gymnarthrids
gymnasia
gymnasial
gymnasiarch
gymnasiarchs
gymnasic
gymnasium
gymnasiums
gymnast
gymnastic (current term)
gymnastic apparatus
gymnastic exercise
gymnastical
gymnastically
gymnastick
gymnastics
gymnasts
gymnic
gymnics
gymnite
gymnites
gymno-
gymnoblastea
gymnoblastic

Literary usage of Gymnastic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sportby C. M. van Stockum by C. M. van Stockum (1914)
"1000 gymnastic exercises with Dumb-bells, Wands, and Indian Clubs Suitable for Home-practise, ... 1.07« gymnastic exercises on horizontal and parallel bars, ..."

2. National Education in Europe: Being an Account of the Organization by Henry Barnard (1854)
"The gymnastic frame and the horizontal and parallel bars were not erected until the constitutional and muscular powers of the pupils and students had been ..."

3. A Manual of Practical Hygiene by Edmund Alexander Parkes (1878)
"The gymnastic exercises were the last of the old customs which ... In the feudal times the practice of the weapons was the best gymnastic exercise ; every ..."

4. The American Journal of Education by Henry Barnard (1860)
"The marching exercise anil extension movements were practiced for several weeks; then the gymnastic apparatus win erected, and the drill and gymnastic ..."

5. Hand-book of Medical and Orthopedic Gymnastics by Anders Gustaf Wide (1902)
"GENERAL RULES FOR gymnastic TREATMENT Medical gymnastics can ... In Sweden, ever since LING'S time, gymnastic treatment has principally been used for ..."

6. The Practice of pediatrics by Charles Gilmore Kerley (1918)
"gymnastic THERAPEUTICS The section on gymnastic Therapeutics is included in ... The following principles are generally applicable in gymnastic therapeutics. ..."

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