a person trained to compete in sports
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
Origin: [L. athleta, Gr. prizefighter, fr. to contend for a prize, , Hom. , contest, prize; fr. the same root as E. wed: cf. F. athlte.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ath′lēt, n. a contender for victory in feats of strength: one vigorous in body or mind. The form Athlē′ta survived till the later half of the 18th century.—adj. Athlet′ic, relating to athletics: strong, vigorous.—adv. Athlet′ically.—n. Athleticism (ath-let′i-sizm), the act of engaging in athletic exercises: devotion to athletics.—n.pl. Athlet′ics, the art of wrestling, running, &c.: athletic sports. [Gr. athlētēs—athlos, contest.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A dignified bunch of muscles, unable to split wood or sift the ashes.
The numerical value of Athlete in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Athlete in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
No athlete is crowned but in the sweat of his brow.
America believes in education the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
The power of one is above all things The power to believe in yourself Often well beyond any latent ability previously demonstrated. The mind is the athlete, The body is simply the means it uses.
The athletic trainer becomes the reference, the point person between the athlete and the parent, they're there day-to-day. When the athlete complains of symptoms the athletic trainer needs to identify those and see a physician.
I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win -- if you don't you won't.
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Translations for Athlete
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- رياضية, رياضيArabic
- спортист, лекоатлет, атлетBulgarian
- atletaCatalan, Valencian
- sportovec, atlet, atletkaCzech
- sportsudøver, atletDanish
- Sportler, Sportlerin, Athlet, AthletinGerman
- αθλητής, αθλήτριαGreek
- atleta, deportista, atleticaSpanish
- atleetti, yleisurheilijaFinnish
- sportif, sportive, athlèteFrench
- sportivo, sportiva, atletaItalian
- スポーツマン, 運動選手, 陸上選手, アスリートJapanese
- atlet, idrettsmann, sprekingNorwegian
- lekkoatleta, sportsmenka, sportowiec, lekkoatletkaPolish
- atlet, atletă, persoană atletică, atlete, atlețiRomanian
- легкоатлет, спортсмен, спортсменка, атлет, атлеткаRussian
- atlete, atletAlbanian
- friidrottare, atletSwedish
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