Definition of athletic
- athletic talent
- a strong, athletic build
- He's not very athletic.
- athletic shoes/equipment
- the school's athletic fields
They each received an athletic scholarship to the school.
Students can get discount tickets for all athletic events.
His athletic career spanned three decades.
She has great athletic ability.
She's tall and has an athletic build.
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: of or relating to athletes
: of or relating to sports, games, or exercises
: used by athletes : used during or for sports, games, or exercises
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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