from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or befitting athletics or athletes.
  • adjective Characterized by or involving physical activity or exertion.
  • adjective Physically strong and well-developed; muscular.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to athletes or to the exercises practised by them: as, athletic sports. Hence Strong; robust; vigorous; physically powerful and active.
  • noun An athlete.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to athletes or to the exercises practiced by them.
  • adjective Befitting an athlete; strong; muscular; robust; vigorous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective not comparable having to do with athletes
  • adjective physically active
  • adjective having a muscular, well developed body, being in shape
  • adjective An attribute of a motion or play which requires fine physical ability

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a sturdy and well proportioned body
  • adjective relating to or befitting athletics or athletes
  • adjective vigorously active


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