Definitions for Athleticsæθˈlɛt ɪks

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ath•let•ics*æθˈlɛt ɪks(n.)

  1. (usu. used with a pl. v.) athletic sports, as running, rowing, or boxing.

  2. Brit. track-and-field events.

  3. (usu. used with a sing. v.) the practice of athletic exercises; the principles of athletic training.

* Pron: See athlete.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sport, athletics(noun)

    an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

  2. athletic contest, athletic competition, athletics(noun)

    a contest between athletes

  3. athletics(noun)

    participation in sports events as an extracurricular activity

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. athletics(noun)æθˈlɛt ɪks


    participation in athletics

  2. athleticsæθˈlɛt ɪks

    sports including track and other related events

    athletics competitions


  1. athletics(Noun)

    Physical activities such as sports and games requiring stamina, fitness and skill.

  2. athletics(Noun)

    A group of sporting activities which includes track and field, road running, cross country running and racewalking.

  3. Athletics(ProperNoun)

    The team The Oakland Athletics, previously Kansas City Athletics and Philadelphia Athletics.

  4. Athletics(ProperNoun)

    Nickname for many athletic teams whose full name includes "Athletics".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Athletics(noun)

    the art of training by athletic exercises; the games and sports of athletes


  1. Track and field athletics

    Track and field is a sport which combines various athletic contests based on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing. The name is derived from the sport's typical venue: a stadium with an oval running track enclosing a grass field where the throwing and jumping events take place. The running events, which include sprints, middle and long-distance events, and hurdling, are won by the athlete with the fastest time. The jumping and throwing events are won by the athlete who achieves the greatest distance or height. Regular jumping events include long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault, while the most common throwing events are shot put, javelin, discus and hammer. There are also "combined events", such as heptathlon and decathlon, in which athletes compete in a number of the above events. Most track and field events are individual sports with a single victor, but a number are relay races. Events are almost exclusively divided by gender, although both the men's and women's competitions are usually held at the same venue. Track and field is often categorised under the umbrella sport of athletics, which also includes road running, cross country running, and race walking.

Translations for Athletics

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

athletics(noun singular)

the sports of running, jumping etc or competitions in these

Athletics was my favourite activity at school.

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