Simple Definition of athlete
: a person who is trained in or good at sports, games, or exercises that require physical skill and strength
Full Definition of athlete
: a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina
Examples of athlete in a sentence
Athletes from around the world will be competing at the Olympics.
She was quite an athlete as a child.
Origin of athlete
Middle English, from Latin athleta, from Greek athlētēs, from athlein to contend for a prize, from athlon prize, contest
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with athlete
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ATHLETE Defined for Kids
Definition of athlete for Students
: a person who is trained in or good at games and exercises that require physical skill, endurance, and strength
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