UK [ˌkælɪsˈθenɪks] / US noun [plural]
exercises that you do without special equipment to make your body stronger, thinner, and more healthy

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  • callisthenics — (US calisthenics) ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ gymnastic exercises to achieve bodily fitness and grace of movement. ORIGIN from Greek kallos beauty + sthenos strength …   English terms dictionary

  • callisthenics — [kal΄is then′iks] pl.n., n. CALISTHENICS callisthenic adj …   English World dictionary

  • callisthenics — n. 1) to do callisthenics 2) daily; group, mass callisthenics * * * [ˌkælɪs θenɪks] group mass callisthenics daily to do callisthenics …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Callisthenics — Callisthenic Cal lis*then ic, a., Callisthenics Cal lis*then ics, n. See {Calisthenic}, {Calisthenics}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • callisthenics in bed —    copulation    Callisthenics is training in graceful movement:     ... other than callisthenics in bed, and from some rumours I hear, you re getting plenty of that. (Hailey, 1979, describing a libertine) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • callisthenics — callisthenic, adj. /kal euhs then iks/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) calisthenics. * * * …   Universalium

  • callisthenics — cal|lis|then|ics BrE calisthenics AmE [ˌkælısˈθenıks] n [U] a set of physical exercises that are intended to make you strong and healthy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • callisthenics — see KALEIDOSCOPE …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • callisthenics — [[t]kæ̱lɪsθe̱nɪks[/t]] see calisthenics …   English dictionary

  • callisthenics — cal·lis·then·ics || ‚kælɪs θenɪks n. body strengthening exercises …   English contemporary dictionary

  • callisthenics — [ˌkalɪs θɛnɪks] (US calisthenics) plural noun gymnastic exercises to achieve bodily fitness and grace of movement. Derivatives callisthenic adjective Origin C19: from Gk kallos beauty + sthenos strength + ics …   English new terms dictionary

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