Definition of athletic
3 : used by athletes athletic shoes/equipment the school's athletic fields
4 : mesomorphic
athleticallyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
athleticismplay \-ˈle-tə-ˌsi-zəm\ noun
Examples of athletic in a sentence
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.
Recent Examples of athletic from the web
Nate Goellrich, an athletic director at Estancia, said Estancia teamed up with Pacifica on its proposal.
Well, Clemson’s defense is, A, they’re very athletic.
Helfrich met with athletic director Rob Mullens on Tuesday night and was told was being dismissed.
The processions of tombstones interfered with athletic activity, the gloom with carefree frolicking.
As in all serious athletic pursuits, surviving the long haul is about mastering a disciplined training plan well in advance.
On the surface, the Halls have many similarities—both are blonde, photogenic Californians who grew up in devoutly Christian homes and then attended Stanford on athletic scholarships.
Two lawsuits and a settlement later, Alabama’s athletic director—Hootie Ingram—had no choice but to let Wimp go.
His game is athletic but unformed, particularly by American standards.
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Origin and Etymology of athletic
First Known Use: 1585
ATHLETIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of athletic for English Language Learners
: of or relating to athletes
: of or relating to sports, games, or exercises
: used by athletes : used during or for sports, games, or exercises
ATHLETIC Defined for Kids
Definition of athletic for Students
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
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