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acrobat definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French & Greek; French acrobate, from Greek akrobat?s, from akr- acr- + bainein to go more at come Date: 1825 1. one that performs gymnastic feats requiring skillful control of the body 2. a. one skillful at exercises of intellectual or artistic dexterity b. one adept at swiftly changing or adapting a position or viewpoint <a political acrobat> acrobatic adjective acrobatically adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a performer of spectacular gymnastic feats. 2 a person noted for constant change of mind, allegiance, etc. Derivatives: acrobatic adj. acrobatically adv. Etymology: F acrobate f. Gk akrobates f. akron summit + baino walk

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Acrobat Ac"ro*bat, n. [F. acrobate, fr. Gr. ? walking on tiptoe, climbing aloft; ? high + ? to go.] One who practices rope dancing, high vaulting, or other daring gymnastic feats.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(acrobats) An acrobat is an entertainer who performs difficult physical acts such as jumping and balancing, especially in a circus. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Rope-dancer, funambulist, highvaulter, lofty-tumbler, flying-trapezist, aerial athlete, equilibrist, aerosaltant.

Moby Thesaurus

aerialist, bareback rider, circus artist, clown, contortionist, equestrian director, equilibrist, flier, funambulist, gymnast, high wire artist, high-wire artist, juggler, lion tamer, palaestrian, pancratiast, ringmaster, ropewalker, slack-rope artist, snake charmer, sword swallower, tightrope walker, trapeze artist, tumbler, weightlifter



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