Definitions for Athleteˈæθ lit; æθˈlɛt ɪk; æθˈlɛt ɪks; ˈæθ əˌlit; ˌæθ əˈlɛt ɪk; ˌæθ əˈlɛt ɪks
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ath•lete*ˈæθ lit; æθˈlɛt ɪk; æθˈlɛt ɪks; ˈæθ əˌlit; ˌæθ əˈlɛt ɪk; ˌæθ əˈlɛt ɪks(n.)
a person trained or gifted in exercises or contests involving physical agility, coordination, stamina, or strength.
* Pron: athlete , athletic , and athletics are normally pronouncedandThe pronunciationsandwith an unstressed vowel inserted between the first and second syllables, are usu. considered nonstandard.
Origin of athlete:
1520–30; < L āthlēta < Gk āthlētḗs, der. of āthleîn to contend for a prize <âthlos contest
a person trained to compete in sports
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a person who plays sports well
A participant in a group of sporting activities which includes track and field, road running, cross country running and racewalking.
A person who actively participates in physical sports, possibly highly skilled in sports. (Known in British English as a "sportsperson".)
An exceptionally physically fit person.
Origin: From ἀθλητής, from ἀθλέω, from ἆθλον or ἆθλος.
one who contended for a prize in the public games of ancient Greece or Rome
any one trained to contend in exercises requiring great physical agility and strength; one who has great activity and strength; a champion
one fitted for, or skilled in, intellectual contests; as, athletes of debate
A sportsperson, is a person trained to compete in a sport involving physical strength, speed or endurance. Sports people may be professional or amateur. Most professional sports people have particularly well-developed physiques obtained by extensive physical training and strict exercise accompanied by a strict dietary regimen. The word "athlete" is a romanization of the Greek: άθλητὴς, athlētēs, one who participates in a contest; from ἂθλος, áthlos, or ἂθλον, áthlon, a contest or feat. The term may be used as a synonym for sportspeople in general, but it also has stronger connotations of people who compete in athletic sports, as opposed to other sporting types such as horse riding and driving. In British English athlete can also have a more specific meaning of people who compete in the sport of athletics.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A dignified bunch of muscles, unable to split wood or sift the ashes.
Translations for Athlete
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who is good at sport, especially running, jumping etc
Hundreds of athletes took part in the games.
- لاعِب رِياضيArabic
- atletaPortuguese (BR)
- der/die Athlet(in)German
- idrætsudøver; atletDanish
- ספּוֹרטַאי, אַתלֵטHebrew
- olahragawan, atletIndonesian
- 운동 선수Korean
- sportininkas, atletasLithuanian
- sportists; atlētsLatvian
- ahli olahragaMalay
- idrettsutøver, atletNorwegian
- لوبغاړی، ورزشکارPashto
- atlét, -kaSlovak
- atletičar/atletičarka, sportistaSerbian
- [fri]-idrottare, atletSwedish
- 運動員Chinese (Trad.)
- спортсмен; атлетUkrainian
- کھیل کود میں حصہ لینے والاUrdu
- vận động viên điền kinhVietnamese
- 运动员Chinese (Simp.)
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