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.

    Etymology: From ἀθλητής, from ἀθλέω, from ἆθλον or ἆθλος.

  2. athlete(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From ἀθλητής, from ἀθλέω, from ἆθλον or ἆθλος.

  3. athlete(Noun)

    An exceptionally physically fit person.

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

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

  3. Athlete(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.

Editors Contribution

  1. athlete

    A person trained to play a specific sport.

    The athletes were very sturdy and healthy.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 29, 2020  

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How to pronounce athlete?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say athlete in sign language?

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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. Alan Krause:

    A great athlete on a regular bicycle won't top 45 miles an hour in this contest.

  2. Evan Esar:

    America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.

  3. Many American Muslims:

    There are a lot of African-American athletes, but I can't think of a female Muslim woman I can look to for inspiration as an athlete.

  4. Bill Bowerman:

    If you have a body, you are an athlete.

  5. Robert Ouko:

    I have watched Rudisha this season and I am not sure if he has the fire in his belly that propelled him to Olympic glory and a world record four years ago, his saving grace could be the selection criterion set by Athletics Kenya (AK), where a third athlete is selected on merit.

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