Definition of Calisthenics

1. Noun. The practice of calisthenic exercises. "Calisthenics is recommended for general good health"

Exact synonyms: Callisthenics
Generic synonyms: Pattern, Practice
Derivative terms: Calisthenic



2. Noun. Light exercises designed to promote general fitness. "Several different calisthenics were illustrated in the video"
Exact synonyms: Callisthenics
Generic synonyms: Exercise, Exercising, Physical Exercise, Physical Exertion, Workout
Language type: Plural, Plural Form
Derivative terms: Calisthenic

Definition of Calisthenics

1. n. The science, art, or practice of healthful exercise of the body and limbs, to promote strength and gracefulness; light gymnastics.

Definition of Calisthenics

1. Noun. (plural) Gymnastic exercises, especially morning exercises, done to keep one's body healthy. ¹

2. Noun. (singular) A system of such exercises. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Calisthenics

1. [n]

Medical Definition of Calisthenics

1. Systematic practice of various exercises with the object of preserving health and increasing physical strength. Origin: G. Kalos, beautiful, + sthenos, strength (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Calisthenics

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1. Romantic Love and Personal Beauty: Their Development, Causal Relations by Henry Theophilus Finck (1887)
"It is a suggestive fact that the word calisthenics—"the art of promoting the ... So many books have been written on calisthenics that it is needless to ..."

2. Principles and Practices of Teaching by James Johonnot (1896)
"calisthenics.—Within the past few years calisthenics have been introduced into schools, and among the good results may be enumerated the following: The ..."

3. A Course of Lectures on the Growth and Means of Training the Mental Faculty by Francis Warner (1890)
"Drilling lessons* Physiology of calisthenics. child, study the parents—a ... A few words as to the physiology of calisthenics may not be out of place here. ..."

4. The Esoteric: A Magazine of Advanced and Practical Esoteric Thought edited by Hiram Erastus Butler (1889)
"THE word "calisthenics" is derived from two Greek words, and signifies " beautiful strength." The system of physical culture ..."

5. Wisconsin Journal of Education by Wisconsin Education Association Council, Wisconsin Education Association, Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction (1871)
"u:ii and written arithmetic; redaction, addition and subtraction of fractions; 6, Impromptu composition; 7, Morals and manners; 8, Singing and calisthenics. ..."

6. The Methodist Review (1856)
""Physiology and calisthenics,for Schools and Families, by CATHARINE E. BEECHER," (New-York: Harper & Brothers; 18mo., pp.58,) affords a short and easy ..."

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