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Definition of "athletic" []

  • Of or befitting athletics or athletes. (adjective)
  • Characterized by or involving physical activity or exertion; active: an athletic lifestyle; an athletic child. (adjective)
  • Physically strong and well-developed; muscular: an actor with an athletic build. See Synonyms at muscular. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "athletic" in a sentence
  • "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."