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athletic

adjective ath·let·ic \ath-ˈle-tik, ÷ˌa-thə-ˈle-\

: of or relating to athletes

: of or relating to sports, games, or exercises

: used by athletes : used during or for sports, games, or exercises

Full Definition of ATHLETIC

1
:  of or relating to athletes or athletics
2
:  characteristic of an athlete; especially :  vigorous, active
4
:  used by athletes
ath·let·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
ath·let·i·cism \-ˈle-tə-ˌsi-zəm\ noun
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Examples of ATHLETIC

  1. They each received an athletic scholarship to the school.
  2. Students can get discount tickets for all athletic events.
  3. His athletic career spanned three decades.
  4. She has great athletic ability.
  5. She's tall and has an athletic build.

First Known Use of ATHLETIC

1636

Other General Sports Terms

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ATHLETICALLY Defined for Kids

athletic

adjective ath·let·ic \ath-ˈle-tik\

Definition of ATHLETIC for Kids

1
:  of, relating to, or characteristic of athletes or athletics <an athletic event>
2
:  used by athletes <athletic equipment>
3
:  active in sports or exercises <She's very athletic.>
4
:  strong and muscular <an athletic build>
Medical Dictionary

athletic

adjective ath·let·ic \ath-ˈlet-ik\

Medical Definition of ATHLETIC

:  characterized by heavy frame, large chest, and powerful muscular development :  mesomorphic

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