meaning of athletic

athletic meaning in General Dictionary

Of or with respect to athletes or even to the workouts practiced by them as athletic games or activities

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  • having a sturdy and well-proportioned body
  • regarding or befitting athletics or athletes
  • vigorously energetic
  • Of or regarding professional athletes or to the workouts practiced by them; since, athletic games or sports.
  • Befitting an athlete; powerful; muscular; sturdy; vigorous; since, athletic Celts.

athletic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1630s (athletical is from 1590s), "pertaining to an athlete," from Latin athleticus, from Greek athletikos, from athletes (see athlete). Meaning "powerful of human anatomy; vigorous; lusty; robust" [Johnson, which spells it athletick] is from 1650s.


athletic meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of or pertaining to athletes or to the workouts practiced by all of them; since, sports games or recreations.

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  • (a.) Befitting an athlete; powerful; muscular; sturdy; strenuous; since, athletic Celts.

Sentence Examples with the word athletic

He was standing in front of the mirror in his jeans and an athletic undershirt, shaving with a disposable razor.

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