Definition of Athletic

1. Adjective. Relating to or befitting athletics or athletes. "Athletic facilities"

Derivative terms: Athlete
Partainyms: Athletics

2. Adjective. Vigorously active. "Gymnastic exercises"
Exact synonyms: Acrobatic, Gymnastic
Similar to: Active
Derivative terms: Acrobatics, Athletics, Gymnastics

3. Adjective. Having a sturdy and well proportioned body. "An athletic build"
Similar to: Mesomorphic, Muscular

Definition of Athletic

1. a. Of or pertaining to athletes or to the exercises practiced by them; as, athletic games or sports.

Definition of Athletic

1. Proper noun. (baseball) A player on the team Oakland Athletics. ¹

2. Adjective. (not comparable) having to do with athletes ¹

3. Adjective. physically active ¹

4. Adjective. having a muscular, well developed body, being in shape ¹

5. Adjective. An attribute of a motion or play which requires fine physical ability ¹

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Definition of Athletic

1. athlete [adj] - See also: athlete

Medical Definition of Athletic

1. 1. Of or pertaining to athletes or to the exercises practiced by them; as, athletic games or sports. 2. Befitting an athlete; strong; muscular; robust; vigorous; as, athletic Celts. "Athletic soundness." . Athlet"ically. Origin: L. Athleticus, Gr. See Athlete. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Athletic

athlete's foot
athlete's girdle
athlete's girdles
athlete's heart
athletic competition
athletic contest
athletic facility
athletic field
athletic game
athletic heart
athletic injuries
athletic protector
athletic protectors
athletic sock
athletic supporters
athletic training
athletic type

Literary usage of Athletic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Book of American Pastimes: Containing a History of the Principal Base by Charles A. Peverelly (1866)
"Athletic and Star, at New York; 37 to 19 ; won by Athletic. June 28.—Athletic and Empire, at New York ; 64 to 10; won by Athletic. July 2. ..."

2. Technology Review by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Association of Class Secretaries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni Association (1899)
"THE SEASON'S Athletic RECORD Undergraduates keep up their reputation in Track Work— Other departments make creditable showing The undergraduate athletic ..."

3. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Religious Education Association (1905)
"To work for the betterment and the enlargement of the Sunday schools in Brooklyn, by developing character through athletic contests, and by making Sunday ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The prowess of the same monarch at throwing the hammer is a matter of history, and his reign seems to have been at a time of general athletic revival. ..."

5. Bodily Changes in Pain, Hunger, Fear and Rage: An Account of Recent by Walter Bradford Cannon (1920)
"THE SIGNIFICANCE OF INTERNATIONAL Athletic COMPETITIONS For reasons offered above, I venture to lay emphasis on a suggestion, which has been made before by ..."

6. Man by Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (1903)
"This result may be exhibited also in the percentages of athletic aud non-athletic boys who fall under each class of intelligence [L.] :— (L.) PERCENTAGES OK ..."

7. Outing (1893)
"The leading nines of the West are those of the Detroit and the Cleveland Athletic Clubs, which, having beaten all other rivals, came out a tie for first ..."

8. Palmer's Index to "The Times" NewspaperTimes (London, England) (1900)
"Leicestershire, 5 í _6 ; u d—1 ; II d Athletic Spur ta, ... Cambridge University Athletic Club, 14 m, City of London School Sporte, 1j 13 0 • 104 Civil ..."

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