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
- 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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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.