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.
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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