American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or befitting athletics or athletes.
- adj. Characterized by or involving physical activity or exertion; active: an athletic lifestyle; an athletic child.
- adj. Physically strong and well-developed; muscular: an actor with an athletic build. See Synonyms at muscular.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to athletes or to the exercises practised by them: as, athletic sports. Hence Strong; robust; vigorous; physically powerful and active.
- n. An athlete.
- adj. not comparable having to do with athletes
- adj. physically active
- adj. having a muscular, well developed body, being in shape
- adj. An attribute of a motion or play which requires fine physical ability
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to athletes or to the exercises practiced by them.
- adj. Befitting an athlete; strong; muscular; robust; vigorous.
- adj. having a sturdy and well proportioned body
- adj. relating to or befitting athletics or athletes
- adj. vigorously active
“Organizer Amanda Hoffman says this is a celebration of the breed, which she describes as athletic, intelligent and a little goofy.”
“I would never use drugs to help me in athletic competition.”
“Before Tuesday's event began, female college and Olympic athletes led groups of girls in athletic activities, including soccer drills, passing volleyballs, shooting baskets and doing cheerleading lifts.”
“From the perspective of a culture immersed in athletic doping wars, the use of such drugs may seem like cheating.”
“They are also very agile and do very well in athletic competitions.”
“The increase in athletic expenses has run counter to trends in many state appropriations, data show.”
“Focus involves the ability to concentrate on those things that help you perform your best, shift focus when the demands of the situation change, and avoid distractions that are ever present in athletic arena.”
“On another level, the nations replace war with sport, competing against one another in athletic contests rather than military ones.”
“An NCAA panel is reviewing the recent proliferation in athletic department employees.”
“Altogether, over the last five years, the university has covered $43 million in athletic expenses while student fees have covered $21 million.”
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