(Gym"nal) a. & n. Same as Gimmal.
(Gym*na"si*arch) n. [L. gymnasiarchus, Gr. gymnasi`archos; gymna`sion + 'a`rchein to
govern: cf. F. gymnasiarque.] (Gr. Antiq.) An Athenian officer who superintended the gymnasia, and
provided the oil and other necessaries at his own expense.
(Gym*na"si*um) (-zi*um or - zhi*um; 277) n.; pl. E. Gymnasiums L. Gymnasia [L., fr. Gr.
gymna`sion, fr. gymna`zein to exercise fr. gymno`s naked.]
1. A place or building where athletic exercises are performed; a school for gymnastics.
2. A school for the higher branches of literature and science; a preparatory school for the university;
used esp. of German schools of this kind.
More like ordinary schools of gymnasia than universities.Hallam.
(Gym"nast) n. [Gr. gymnasth`s a trainer of athletes: cf. F. gymnaste. See Gymnasium.]
One who teaches or practices gymnastic exercises; the manager of a gymnasium; an athlete.
(Gym*nas"tic*al) a. [L. gymnasticus, Gr. gymnastiko`s: cf.
F. gymnastique. See Gymnasium.] 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,
(Gym*nas"tic), n. A gymnast. [Obs.]
(Gym*nas"tic*al*ly), adv. In a gymnastic manner.
(Gym*nas"tics) n. Athletic or disciplinary exercises; the art of performing gymnastic exercises; also,
disciplinary exercises for the intellect or character.
(Gym"nic Gym"nic*al) (- ni*kal), a. [L. gymnicus, Gr. gymniko`s: cf. F. gymnique. See Gymmasium.]
Athletic; gymnastic. [Obs.]
Have they not swordplayers, and every sortMilton.
Of gymnic artists, wrestlers, riders, runners?
(Gym"nic), n. Athletic exercise. [Obs.] Burton.
(Gym"nite) n. [Gr. gymno`s naked. So called as coming from the Bare Hills, Maryland.] (Min.)
A hydrous silicate of magnesia.
(||Gym`no*blas"te*a) n. pl. [NL. fr. Gr. gymno`s naked + blasta`nein to sprout.] (Zoöl.)
The Athecata; so called because the medusoid buds are not inclosed in a capsule.
(Gym`no*blas"tic) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Gymnoblastea.
(Gym`no*car"pous) a. [Gr. gymno`s naked + karpo`s fruit.] (Bot.) Naked-fruited, the
fruit either smooth or not adherent to the perianth. Gray.
(||Gym*noch"ro*a) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. gymno`s naked + chro`a skin, body.] (Zoöl.) A
division of Hydroidea including the hydra. See Hydra.