Meaning of gymnast in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdʒɪmnast/

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  • A person trained or skilled in gymnastics.

    ‘From then on coaches and girls alike realised that a smaller gymnast meant a better gymnast.’
    • ‘Everyone agrees that Olympic divers and gymnasts are competitive athletes.’
    • ‘The gymnasts are incredible athletes operating under excruciating pressure.’
    • ‘The gymnasts train Monday to Saturday, seven hours a day.’
    • ‘She may use a mental technique gymnasts are trained in: the art of erecting an impermeable wall after each passing moment.’
    • ‘His principle is to train a gymnast who will immediately stand head and shoulders above all the others.’
    • ‘It would be incorrect to ascribe the victories of our gymnasts to me, personally.’
    • ‘The team she joined was made up of gymnasts who won gold medals at the Olympics in Mexico.’
    • ‘Thirteen years ago I spent three weeks in Auckland as a gymnast competing for Wales in the Commonwealth Games.’
    • ‘The team format calls for three gymnasts to compete per event with three scores counting.’
    • ‘For example, it is the problem of the same gymnasts competing in both tournaments.’
    • ‘In the men's competition, a different gymnast was in the lead in each of the six events.’
    • ‘To compete in Sydney, gymnasts have to turn 16 by the end of the year.’
    • ‘The gymnasts competed for the first time according to the new compulsory program.’
    • ‘Other women gymnasts were unavailable to compete in the cup for one reason or another.’
    • ‘The son of two college gymnasts, Lance was enrolled in gymnastics from an early age.’
    • ‘She started as a gymnast after finding motivation from watching the Olympic Games as a child.’
    • ‘Her younger sister, Olga, is a former gymnast who is studying to be a gymnastics coach.’
    • ‘Both the gymnasts and coaches have put a lot of effort into training for this competition, and we are delighted with the results.’
    • ‘Eight gymnasts were in Calgary for the past week training in the first of two camps.’
    sportswoman, sportsman, sportsperson


Late 16th century from French gymnaste or Greek gumnastēs ‘trainer of athletes’, from gumnazein ‘exercise naked’ (see gymnasium).