A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ai-roh-biks]
    • /ɛəˈroʊ bɪks/
    • /eəˈrəʊ.bɪks/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ai-roh-biks]
    • /ɛəˈroʊ bɪks/

Definitions of aerobics word

  • uncountable noun aerobics Aerobics is a form of exercise which increases the amount of oxygen in your blood, and strengthens your heart and lungs. The verb that follows aerobics may be either singular or plural. 3
  • noun aerobics any system of sustained exercises designed to increase the amount of oxygen in the blood and strengthen the heart and lungs 3
  • noun aerobics Also called aerobic exercises. (used with a plural verb) any of various sustained exercises, as jogging, rowing, swimming, or cycling, that stimulate and strengthen the heart and lungs, thereby improving the body's utilization of oxygen. 1
  • noun aerobics (used with a singular verb) a physical fitness program based on such exercises: Aerobics is a good way to get your body in shape. 1
  • noun aerobics Vigorous exercises, such as swimming or walking, designed to strengthen the heart and lungs. 1
  • noun aerobics plural of aérobic. 0

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Origin of aerobics

First appearance:

before 1965
One of the 2% newest English words
1965-70; see aerobic, -ics; probably shortened from aerobic exercises on the model of calisthenics

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Parts of speech for Aerobics


aerobics popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for aerobics

noun aerobics

  • calisthenics — Calisthenics are simple exercises that you can do to keep fit and healthy.
  • callisthenics — light exercises designed to promote general fitness, develop muscle tone, etc
  • workout — a trial or practice session in athletics, as in running, boxing, or football.
  • keep fit — do physical exercise

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