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.
Recent Examples of athlete from the Web
Other notable Assumption Parish athletes: Brandon Jacobs, Jordan Mills, Tramon Williams.
In the afternoons, the athletes put on their fencing gear for competition and individual instruction from Zomparelli, Abdikulov and regular FCC coach Tatiana Catalina Prieto Aljure.
City Meet swimming begins on at 8:45 a.m. each day, with 10-and-unders competing in the morning sessions and the older athletes in the afternoon.
Prescott is not the first athlete to have this come into question.
Signs of the disease are not exclusive to the sport (or to athletes).
A standing ovation when athletes from the two Koreas marched together to open the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
That's why lip-synching at live concerts is still controversial and why athletes are disqualified for secretly using drugs or other performance enhancements.
JR Justice | St. Augustine HS | WR | 6-3, 200 | Twitter, 6/26 Notable: Versatile athlete is moving to quarterback this season for the Saints.
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Origin and Etymology 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 centurySee Words from the same year
ATHLETE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of athlete for English Language Learners
: a person who is trained in or good at sports, games, or exercises that require physical skill and strength
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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