What does athletic mean?

Definitions for athletic
æθˈlɛt ɪkath·let·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. athleticadjective

    relating to or befitting athletics or athletes

    "athletic facilities"

  2. acrobatic, athletic, gymnasticadjective

    vigorously active

    "an acrobatic dance"; "an athletic child"; "athletic playing"; "gymnastic exercises"

  3. athleticadjective

    having a sturdy and well proportioned body

    "an athletic build"

Wiktionary

  1. athleticadjective

    having to do with athletes

  2. athleticadjective

    physically active

  3. athleticadjective

    having a muscular, well developed body, being in shape

  4. athleticadjective

    An attribute of a motion or play which requires fine physical ability

  5. Athleticnoun

    A player on the team Oakland Athletics.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Athleticadjective

    of or pertaining to athletes or to the exercises practiced by them; as, athletic games or sports

    Etymology: [L. athleticus, Gr. . See Athlete.]

  2. Athleticadjective

    befitting an athlete; strong; muscular; robust; vigorous; as, athletic Celts

    Etymology: [L. athleticus, Gr. . See Athlete.]

Editors Contribution

  1. athletic

    Relating to an athlete or sports.

    Athletic sports are beautiful to watch.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of athletic in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of athletic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of athletic in a Sentence

  1. Bill Cosby, Time Flies:

    One of the great mistakes that can be made by a man of my age is to get involved in athletic competition with children--unless, of course, they are under six. And even then, stay away from hide-and-seek.

  2. Amy Goodson:

    A 2% dehydration level in your body causes a 10% decrease in athletic performance, and the more dehydrated you become, the worse performance gets.

  3. William Cullen Bryant:

    Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness-a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion.

  4. Theodore Roosevelt:

    I am delighted to have you play football. I believe in rough, manly sports. But I do not believe in them if they degenerate into the sole end of any one's existence. I don't want you to sacrifice standing well in your studies to any over-athleticism and I need not tell you that character counts for a great deal more than either intellect or body in winning success in life. Athletic proficiency is a mighty good servant, and like so many other good servants, a mighty bad master.

  5. The IWLC and IWF:

    Allowing biological males to compete in women’s events not only reduces opportunities for females, it undermines the entire rationale behind single-sex competition. It’s time for athletic governing bodies to stand up for women’s sports.

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