Search Result for "gymnastic":
1. vigorously active;
- Example: "an acrobatic dance"
- Example: "an athletic child"
- Example: "athletic playing"
- Example: "gymnastic exercises"
[syn: acrobatic, athletic, gymnastic]
2. of or relating to or used in exercises intended to develop strength and agility;
- Example: "gymnastic horse"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gymnastic \Gym*nas"tic\, n. A gymnast. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gymnastic \Gym*nas"tic\ (j[i^]m*n[a^]s"t[i^]k), Gymnastical \Gym*nas"tic*al\ (j[i^]m*n[a^]s"t[i^]*kal), a. [L. gymnasticus, Gr. gymnastiko`s: cf. F. gymnastique. See Gymnasium.] 1. Pertaining to athletic exercises intended for health, defense, or diversion; -- originally said of games or exercises, as running, leaping, wrestling, throwing the discus, the javelin, etc.; in modern times more specifically applied to athletic exercises demonstrating balance and agility, such as tumbling, somersaulting, and bodily maneuvers performed on special equipment such as parallel bars or a balance beam; as, gymnastic exercises, contests, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. pertaining to disciplinary exercises for the intellect. [1913 Webster]