[ ath-let-ik ]
/ æθˈlɛt ɪk /
physically active and strong; good at athletics or sports: an athletic child.
of, like, or befitting an athlete.
of or relating to athletes; involving the use of physical skills or capabilities, as strength, agility, or stamina: athletic sports;athletic training.
for athletics: an athletic field.
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Origin of athletic
pronunciation note for athletic
OTHER WORDS FROM athletic
ath·let·i·cal·ly, adverbath·let·i·cism [ath-let-uh-siz-uhm], /æθˈlɛt əˌsɪz əm/, nounnon·ath·let·ic, adjectivenon·ath·let·i·cal·ly, adverb
qua·si-ath·let·ic, adjectivequa·si-ath·let·i·cal·ly, adverbun·ath·let·ic, adjectiveun·ath·let·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for athletic
Her sister Ellen is of an opposite temperament, pale, slight, and non-athletic.Essays on Modern Novelists|William Lyon Phelps
British Dictionary definitions for athletic
/ (æθˈlɛtɪk) /
physically fit or strong; muscular or active
of, relating to, or suitable for an athlete or for athletics
of or relating to a person with a muscular and well-proportioned bodySee also somatotype
Derived forms of athleticathletically, adverbathleticism, noun
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