from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. 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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The 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.

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

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


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