Definition of Athletics

1. Noun. An active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition.

Exact synonyms: Sport
Examples of category: Offside, Wipeout, Flip, Pass, Toss, Daisy Cutter, Call, Birling, Logrolling, Shot, Stroke, Position, Foul, Personal Foul, Possession, Save, Press Box, Tuck, Game Plan, Won-lost Record, English, Side, Series, Trial, Defence, Defending Team, Defense, Bench Warmer, Coach, Handler, Manager, Free Agent, Iron Man, Ironman, Ref, Referee, Scout, Talent Scout, Shooter, Timekeeper, Timer, Deficit, Lead, Average, Free Agency, Regulation Time, Sudden Death, Bout, Round, Turn, Surge, Seed, Outclass, Call, Curl, Start, Field, Shoot, Referee, Umpire, Drop, Down, Bandy, Double-team, Submarine, Kick, Punt, Follow Through, Kill, Kill, Drive, Racket, Carry, Dribble, Cut, Box, Spar, Spar, Prizefight, Shadowbox, Tramp, Hike, Mountaineer, Abseil, Rappel, Rope Down, Backpack, Pack, Run, Jog, Skate, Spread-eagle, Ice Skate, Figure Skate, Roller Skate, Skateboard, Rollerblade, Speed Skate, Ski, Schuss, Sled, Sleigh, Bob, Bobsled, Luge, Toboggan, Water Ski, Scull, Canoe, Kayak, Paddle, Surf, Surfboard, Windsurf, Skin-dive, Jackknife, Snorkel, Ski Jump, Hurdle, Ride The Bench, Warm The Bench, Run, Sit Out, In Play, Out Of Play, Man-to-man, One-on-one, Loose, Legal, Disqualified, Home, Away, Most-valuable, Ineligible, Defending, Onside, Offside, Offsides, Underarm, Underhand, Underhanded, Overarm, Overhand, Overhanded, Upfield, Downfield, Downfield, At Home
Specialized synonyms: Funambulism, Tightrope Walking, Rock Climbing, Contact Sport, Field Sport, Outdoor Sport, Gymnastic Exercise, Gymnastics, Track And Field, Skiing, Aquatics, Water Sport, Row, Rowing, Archery, Sledding, Skating, Racing, Equitation, Horseback Riding, Riding, Cycling, Blood Sport, Athletic Game, Judo, Spectator Sport, Team Sport
Generic synonyms: Diversion, Recreation
Derivative terms: Athletic, Sport

2. Noun. A contest between athletes.

3. Noun. Participation in sports events as an extracurricular activity.
Generic synonyms: Extracurricular Activity

Definition of Athletics

1. n. The art of training by athletic exercises; the games and sports of athletes.

Definition of Athletics

1. Proper noun. (baseball) The team w:Oakland Athletics The Oakland Athletics, previously Kansas City Athletics and Philadelphia Athletics. ¹

2. Proper noun. (US sports) Nickname for many athletic teams whose full name includes "Athletics". ¹

3. Noun. Physical activities such as sports and games requiring stamina, fitness and skill. ¹

4. Noun. A group of sporting activities which includes track and field, road running, cross country running and racewalking. ¹

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Definition of Athletics

1. [n]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Athletics

athletic game
athletic heart
athletic injuries
athletic protector
athletic protectors
athletic sock
athletic supporters
athletic training
athletic type
athletic wear

Literary usage of Athletics

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

1. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Labor, United States Office of Education (1908)
"Hetherington, CW Analysis of problems in college athletics. ... Author concludes that athletics In academies are In healthier condition and better managed ..."

2. Technology Review by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Association of Class Secretaries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni Association (1901)
"COLLEGE Athletics* I trust it will not be deemed beneath the dignity of this occasion that I should ask your attention to a few thoughts regarding college ..."

3. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1915)
"""•"""""•""•JfE hardly need to ask what place athletics occupies I as from that of the ... No one will question the position that athletics does occupy. ..."

4. Sport: Attempt at a Bibliography of Books and Periodicals Published During C. M. van Stockum by C. M. van Stockum (1911)
"1 s- 2223 Plan for systematic development of athletics. ... Athletics: Athletics at school, by W. Beach Thomas: Athletic sports In America, by CH Sherrill ..."

5. Principles of Secondary Education by Paul Monroe (1914)
"The influence of the spectator on the more complex development of athletics has been profound. The spectator's pleasure in the skilled exhibition or contest ..."

6. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1884)
"But, in point of fact, this evil of too much time given to athletics has been greatly ... The winter term is. not open to the charge of excessive athletics. ..."

7. The Organization and Administration of Physical Education by Jesse Feiring Williams (1922)
"The question as to the intellectual content of intercollegiate athletics ... It would seem, therefore, that with proper attention to athletics in the school ..."

8. Individual Training in Our Colleges by Birdseye, Clarence F., 1854-1927 (1907)
"Present College Conditions as to Athletics and other vices which it puts into the paths of the students. They yield to temptations, when away from college ..."

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