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".

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. Christopher Faraone:

    Most of the curses are what we call binding spells: they aim at binding or inhibiting the performance of a rival. A lot of them have to do with legal cases. They say things like, Bind the tongue and the thoughts of so-and-so, who is about to testify against me on Monday, we have some that are aimed at rival musicians or actors, and a couple that seem to be connected with athletics. We have some that run something like this, Bind Helen, so that she is unsuccessful when she flirts or makes love with Demetrius. But the great majority of them seem to be connected with lawsuits.

  2. Briton Edwards:

    There are so many things wrong with World Athletics decision re Diamond League events but what Usain Bolt showed athletics is that it's not about events but personalities and to exclude and alienate one of the sport's true stars @Taylored2jump (Christian Taylor) is beyond comprehension.

  3. Sandro Donati:

    If he manages to compete in the Olympic Games, Schwazer will abandon athletics for good right after because he is sickened and scared (by athletics), if he changes his mind and goes on, I will be the one to tell him at that point: Alex, I will follow and support you all the way but it is better that I won't keep on training you because otherwise this story will never have an end.

  4. Vitaly Stepanov:

    It is really a sad situation in Russian athletics and in general international athletics, but if that's what it takes to make changes in Russia and globally then it should be done.

  5. Randy Boyd:

    He combines a strong vision for competitive excellence with a deep commitment to winning with integrity, the greatest decade in UT Athletics begins now.

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