athletics

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction ath·let·ics \ ath-ˈle-tiks , nonstandard ˌa-thə-ˈle- \

Definition of athletics

1 :exercises, sports, or games engaged in by athletes
2 :the practice or principles of athletic activities

First Known Use of athletics

1738


ATHLETICS Defined for English Language Learners

athletics

noun

Definition of athletics for English Language Learners

  • : sports, games, and exercises that require strength and skill : athletic activities


ATHLETICS Defined for Kids

athletics

noun plural ath·let·ics \ ath-ˈle-tiks \

Definition of athletics for Students

:games, sports, and exercises requiring strength, endurance, and skill Hint: Athletics can be used as a singular or a plural in writing and speaking.
  • Athletics is an important part of their curriculum.
  • Athletics are helpful in staying fit.


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