Definitions for Athleticsæθˈlɛt ɪks

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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


  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. It is one of the oldest sports. In acient times, it is an event held in conjunction with festivals and sports meets such as the Olympic Games in Greece 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.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rupert Pratt:

    Athletics isn't a merchandising machine like football is.

  2. Kipchoge Keino:

    It is no longer just a threat, they think Athletics Kenya is sweeping doping issues under the carpet.

  3. Stan Laing:

    This is the first time I've ever witnessed and experienced (anything like this) in the realm of athletics.

  4. Isaac Mwangi:

    As Athletics Kenya our policy is very clear: we do not condone doping, we will not hide anyone who is caught doping.

  5. Dmitry Shlyakhtin:

    This is not an easy time for Russia, it is not an easy time for athletics, going to the Olympic Games is task number one.

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