What does Athletics mean?

Definitions for Athletics
æθˈlɛt ɪksath·let·ics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sport, athleticsnoun

    an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

  2. athletic contest, athletic competition, athleticsnoun

    a contest between athletes

  3. athleticsnoun

    participation in sports events as an extracurricular activity


  1. athleticsnoun

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

  2. athleticsnoun

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

  3. Athleticsnoun

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

  4. Athleticsnoun

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


  1. athletics

    Athletics is a term used to describe a collection of sports or physical activities that involves competitive running, jumping, throwing, and walking. They are usually categorized as track and field events, road running, cross country running, and race walking. Athletics, as a sport, is often associated with the Olympics and international sporting events, involving strength, speed, endurance, and agility. It includes both individual and team participation often with a focus on improving physical abilities and promoting physical fitness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Athleticsnoun

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

Editors Contribution

  1. athletics

    A variety of sports.

    Athletics includes a variety of sports.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Athletics in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Athletics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Athletics in a Sentence

  1. Cal Berkeley:

    We are shocked to hear the reports that Cal Athletics Hall of Famer Gene Ransom has been identified as a victim in a deadly freeway shooting, our thoughts are with Gene's family and friends for this tragic loss. Gene was one of the greatest players in our men's basketball program's history, and he will be greatly missed.

  2. The Italian:

    For everyone who always believed in me, for all those who believed I would never succeed again, for all those who have always supported me and for all those who have never even watches athletics — European Indoor champion 2019.

  3. Sergei Bubka:

    Athletics is the most fundamental of all sports and the way the world sees athletics influences the way it views all sports, we must be more proactive and even more transparent in our aggressive pursuit of a zero tolerance policy against doping cheats.

  4. Herbert Hainer:

    We have not terminated our contract (with the International Association of Athletics Federations), the IAAF (the athletic body) knows exactly where we are going with our policy in terms of doping. We are in very close contact with the IAAF and will watch very closely what they are doing with this problem.

  5. Patrick Fepulea’i:

    Samoa has 11 athletes who have qualified to compete at the Olympic Games, of these three are based in Samoa( all members of weightlifting team), two are based in Australia( boxing team), four are based in New Zealand( sailing and canoeing team), one in the U.S.( athletics) and one already in Japan( judo).

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