What does athlete mean?

Definitions for athlete
ˈæθ lit; æθˈlɛt ɪk; æθˈlɛt ɪks; ˈæθ əˌlit; ˌæθ əˈlɛt ɪk; ˌæθ əˈlɛt ɪksath·lete

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. athlete, jock(noun)

    a person trained to compete in sports

Wiktionary

  1. athlete(Noun)

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

  2. athlete(Noun)

    A person who actively participates in physical sports, possibly highly skilled in sports. (Known in British English as a "sportsperson".)

  3. athlete(Noun)

    An exceptionally physically fit person.

  4. Origin: From ἀθλητής, from ἀθλέω, from ἆθλον or ἆθλος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Athlete(noun)

    one who contended for a prize in the public games of ancient Greece or Rome

  2. Athlete(noun)

    any one trained to contend in exercises requiring great physical agility and strength; one who has great activity and strength; a champion

  3. Athlete(noun)

    one fitted for, or skilled in, intellectual contests; as, athletes of debate

  4. Origin: [L. athleta, Gr. prizefighter, fr. to contend for a prize, , Hom. , contest, prize; fr. the same root as E. wed: cf. F. athlte.]

Freebase

  1. Athlete

    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

  1. Athlete

    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. athlētēsathlos, contest.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. ATHLETE

    A dignified bunch of muscles, unable to split wood or sift the ashes.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of athlete in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of athlete in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of athlete in a Sentence

  1. Bill Bowerman:

    If you have a body, you are an athlete.

  2. Rachel Miller:

    John was never expected to be an athlete.

  3. Saint Jerome:

    No athlete is crowned but in the sweat of his brow.

  4. Jim Pivarnik:

    She is a high level athlete who happens to be pregnant.

  5. Jolinda Kelley:

    He's earned the letter just like any other varsity athlete has.

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