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

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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