adjective \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

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

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


Other General Sports Terms

kegler, mulligan, rappel, turkey


adjective \ath-ˈlet-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ATHLETIC

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


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