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  • 1 Athletic — may refer to:* An athlete, or sportsperson * Athletic director, a position at many American universities and schools * Athletic type, a physical/psychological type in the classification of Ernst Kretschmer* Athletic of Philadelphia, a baseball… …

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  • 2 Athletic — Ath let ic, a. [L. athleticus, Gr. ?. See {Athlete}.] 1. Of or pertaining to athletes or to the exercises practiced by them; as, athletic games or sports. [1913 Webster] 2. Befitting an athlete; strong; muscular; robust; vigorous; as, athletic… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 athletic — [adj1] agile; prepared to participate in sports able bodied, active, brawny, energetic, fit, lusty, muscular, powerful, robust, strapping, strong, sturdy, vigorous; concepts 406,489 Ant. unathletic athletic [adj2] relating to sports competitive,… …

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  • 4 athletic — 1630s (athletical is from 1590s), pertaining to an athlete, from L. athleticus, from Gk. athletikos, from athletes (see ATHLETE (Cf. athlete)). Meaning strong of body; vigorous; lusty; robust [Johnson, who spells it athletick] is from 1650s …

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  • 5 athletic — *muscular, husky, sinewy, brawny, burly Analogous words: *strong, stalwart, sturdy: lusty, *vigorous, strenuous, energetic Contrasted words: frail, fragile, *weak …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 athletic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) fit and good at sport. 2) relating to athletics. DERIVATIVES athletically adverb athleticism noun …

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  • 7 athletic — [ath let′ik] adj. 1. of, like, or proper to athletes or athletics 2. physically strong, fit, skillful, active, etc. 3. former term for MESOMORPHIC (sense 2) athletically adv …

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  • 8 athletic — [[t]æθle̱tɪk[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n Athletic means relating to athletes and athletics. They have been given college scholarships purely on athletic ability... Most athletic activities are about individual effort. Derived words: athletically… …

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  • 9 athletic — athletically, adv. athleticism /ath let euh siz euhm/, n. /ath let ik/, adj. 1. physically active and strong; good at athletics or sports: an athletic child. 2. of, like, or befitting an athlete. 3. of or pertaining to athletes; involving the use …

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  • 10 athletic — ath•let•ic [[t]æθˈlɛt ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) physically active and strong; good at athletics or sports: an athletic child[/ex] 2) of, like, or befitting an athlete 3) of, pertaining to, or involving athletes or their physical skills or capabilities 4)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 11 athletic — ath|let|ic [æθˈletık, əθ ] adj 1.) physically strong and good at sport ▪ a tall athletic man 2.) [only before noun] relating to athletics ▪ athletic ability …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 athletic — adjective 1) his athletic physique Syn: muscular, muscly, sturdy, strapping, well built, strong, powerful, robust, able bodied, vigorous, hardy, lusty, hearty, brawny, burly, broad shouldered, Herculean; …

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  • 13 athletic — adj. Athletic is used with these nouns: ↑ability, ↑achievement, ↑build, ↑competence, ↑contest, ↑director, ↑excellence, ↑feat, ↑frame, ↑performance, ↑physique, ↑ …

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  • 14 athletic — adjective 1 physically strong and good at sport: Sven was tall, blonde, and athletic looking. 2 connected with athletics …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 athletic */ — UK [æθˈletɪk] / US adjective 1) physically strong, active, and good at sports a tall athletic looking man 2) relating to athletes or athletics Derived word: athletically UK / US adverb …

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  • 16 athletic — adj. 1 of or relating to athletes or athletics (an athletic competition). 2 muscular or physically powerful. Derivatives: athletically adv. athleticism n. Etymology: F athleacutetique or L athleticus f. Gk athletikos (as ATHLETE, IC) …

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  • 17 athletic — adjective Date: 1636 1. of or relating to athletes or athletics 2. characteristic of an athlete; especially vigorous, active 3. mesomorphic 4. used by athletes • athletically adverb • athleticism …

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  • 18 Athletic — noun A player on the team Oakland Athletics …

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  • 19 athletic — adjective /ˈæɵ.lɛt.ɪk/ a) having to do with athletes b) physically active See Also: athlete …

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  • 20 athletic — ath·let·ic ath let ik adj characterized by heavy frame, large chest, and powerful muscular development: MESOMORPHIC …

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