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ATHLETIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does athletic mean? 

ATHLETIC (adjective)
  The adjective ATHLETIC has 3 senses:

1. relating to or befitting athletics or athletes
2. vigorously active
3. having a sturdy and well proportioned body

  Familiarity information: ATHLETIC used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ATHLETIC (adjective)


Sense 1athletic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or befitting athletics or athletes

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

athletic facilities

Pertainym:

athletics (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition)


Sense 2athletic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Vigorously active

Synonyms:

acrobatic; gymnastic; athletic

Context examples:

an acrobatic dance / an athletic child / athletic playing / gymnastic exercises

Similar:

active (characterized by energetic activity)


Sense 3athletic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having a sturdy and well proportioned body

Context example:

an athletic build

Similar:

mesomorphic; muscular (having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer)


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