athletic: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ath-let'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. physically active and strong; good at athletics or sports: an athletic child.
  2. of, like, or befitting an athlete.
  3. of or pertaining to athletes; involving the use of physical skills or capabilities, as strength, agility, or stamina: athletic sports; athletic training.
  4. for athletics: an athletic field.
  5. (of a physical type) having a sturdy build or well-proportioned body structure. Cf. asthenic (def. 2),(def. 1).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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