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
Constand, an athletic six-footer with colorful arm tattoos and a wild mane of brown curly hair, is the only Cosby accuser whose complaint has led to criminal charges.
Players are selected for their athletic excellence and academic achievements.
Spanier, former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz are to be sentenced later Friday for failing to alert authorities to the allegation against Sandusky.
Corrigan is a son of Gene, the former Notre Dame athletic director and Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner.
Now the Wingfoot is back on a professional basketball uniform in a faster, more athletic, richer game transformed by time.
The perpetual reworking of the stone balbis is one indication of how seriously the Greeks took these athletic events.
Hayes said that the Griffith administration — athletic director Stacy Adams and superintendent Peter Morikis — had recommended him to remain as coach.
On a night devoted to football, Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne talked about four other sports during a brief meeting with reporters before the 23rd annual DEX Imaging Reese's Senior Bowl L'Arche Football Preview in Mobile on Thursday.
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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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