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".


  1. athletics

    Athletics is a term used to describe a collection of sports or physical activities that involves competitive running, jumping, throwing, and walking. They are usually categorized as track and field events, road running, cross country running, and race walking. Athletics, as a sport, is often associated with the Olympics and international sporting events, involving strength, speed, endurance, and agility. It includes both individual and team participation often with a focus on improving physical abilities and promoting physical fitness.

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. Yuri Ganus:

    Enough with appearances. Over the last four years we have presented our athletics as being in a great state, we have serious grounds to say that the federation in its current condition cannot be reinstated.

  2. Maria Lasitskene:

    Those who are currently at the federation cannot handle their main task: making athletics in Russia better.

  3. Penn Athletics:

    Penn Athletics is aware of the NCAA’s new transgender participation policy. In support of our student-athlete, Lia Thomas, we will work with the NCAA regarding Lia Thomas participation under the newly adopted standards for the 2022 The NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship.

  4. World Athletics:

    All athletes, support personnel and officials from Russia and Belarus will be excluded from all World Athletics Series events for the foreseeable future, with immediate effect.

  5. Bob Bowlsby:

    I don't think college athletics can be managed with different rules and different laws in different states. It doesn't work.

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