athletics

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

Definition of athletics

  1. 1 :  exercises, sports, or games engaged in by athletes

  2. 2 :  the practice or principles of athletic activities

1738

First Known Use of athletics

1738


ATHLETICS Defined for English Language Learners

athletics

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

Definition of athletics for English Language Learners

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


ATHLETICS Defined for Kids

athletics

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

Definition of athletics for Students

  1. :  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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