bodybuilding

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English[edit]

Contestants at a bodybuilding competition.

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Etymology[edit]

body +‎ building

Noun[edit]

bodybuilding (uncountable)

  1. A sport in which the aesthetics of muscular development is the basis for competition.
    • 1974, Charles Gaines & George Butler, Pumping Iron: The Art and Sport of Bodybuilding, page 7.
      Like those activities, bodybuilding is an obsession, a living (for a few), and a way of life for the people involved in it—a subculture, in a word, with its own values, aesthetics and vocabulary.
  2. (dated) Work done to construct or repair the body of an automobile.
    • 2006Larry Scott (interview), Iron Man 65(5): 258
      "In my day, if you filled out your shirt, people assumed you played football or wrestled. The term bodybuilding had more to do with cars than lifting weights."

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English bodybuilding.

Noun[edit]

bodybuilding c (singular definite bodybuildingen, not used in plural form)

  1. bodybuilding

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English bodybuilding.

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bodybuilding n (uncountable)

  1. bodybuilding

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English bodybuilding.

Noun[edit]

bodybuilding

  1. bodybuilding

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Inflection of bodybuilding (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative bodybuilding bodybuildingit
genitive bodybuildingin bodybuildingien
partitive bodybuildingiä bodybuildingejä
illative bodybuildingiin bodybuildingeihin
singular plural
nominative bodybuilding bodybuildingit
accusative nom. bodybuilding bodybuildingit
gen. bodybuildingin
genitive bodybuildingin bodybuildingien
partitive bodybuildingiä bodybuildingejä
inessive bodybuildingissä bodybuildingeissä
elative bodybuildingistä bodybuildingeistä
illative bodybuildingiin bodybuildingeihin
adessive bodybuildingillä bodybuildingeillä
ablative bodybuildingiltä bodybuildingeiltä
allative bodybuildingille bodybuildingeille
essive bodybuildinginä bodybuildingeinä
translative bodybuildingiksi bodybuildingeiksi
instructive bodybuildingein
abessive bodybuildingittä bodybuildingeittä
comitative bodybuildingeineen

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English bodybuilding.

Noun[edit]

bodybuilding m (plural bodybuildings)

  1. bodybuilding

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English bodybuilding.

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bodybuilding ?

  1. bodybuilding

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