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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. athlete, jocknoun

    a person trained to compete in sports

Wiktionary

  1. athletenoun

    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. athletenoun

    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. athletenoun

    An exceptionally physically fit person.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Athletenoun

    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. Athletenoun

    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. Athletenoun

    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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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. Kate Webster:

    ACL injury is a significant event that has both short and long term consequences for an athlete.

  2. Nefertiti Walker:

    We as a society absolutely idealize what the perfect athlete looks like, which is male and most often white, i think that those who are coming to support college athletics through name, image, likeness-type contracts, they're going to be falling victim to these same sort of racialized gender biases. There's also going to be a bias for those who appear to be most straight.

  3. Damon Evans:

    Jordan was a tremendous athlete, student, teammate and friend, and Jordan McNair will be sorely missed.

  4. Alan Krause:

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

  5. Larry Sanders:

    Bernard wasn't particularly strong and not much of a fighter, but he was an athlete so he could handle himself, one of his friends came up to me the next day and said,' I have to tell Larry Sanders -- Larry Sanders brother is really a very good guy,'.

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