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Meaning of ATHLETE

Pronunciation:  'athleet

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a person trained to compete in sports

ATHLETE is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: jock
 See Also: acrobat, amateur, Babe Didrikson, Babe Zaharias, ball hawk, ballplayer, baseball player, basketball player, basketeer, Bob Mathias, bounder, cager, climber, contestant, cricketer, Didrikson, football player, footballer, gymnast, hockey player, hooker, hurdler, ice-hockey player, James Cleveland Owens, James Francis Thorpe, Jesse Owens, Jim Thorpe, jumper, lacrosse player, leaper, letterman, lifter, Mathias, Mildred Ella Didrikson, Mildred Ella Didrikson Zaharias, Olympian, Owens, parachute jumper, pentathlete, pole jumper, pole vaulter, pro, professional, reserve, Robert Bruce Mathias, runner, sharpshooter, shot putter, skater, skier, skydiver, sledder, soccer player, sport, sportsman, sportswoman, striker, substitute, swimmer, swinger, tennis player, Thorpe, vaulter, weightlifter, winger, Zaharias



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ath"lete\, n. [L. athleta, Gr. ? prizefighter, fr. ? to
contend for a prize, ?, Hom. ?, contest, ? prize; fr. the
same root as E. wed: cf. F. athl[`e]te.]
1. (Antiq.) One who contended for a prize in the public games
   of ancient Greece or Rome.

2. Any one trained to contend in exercises requiring great
   physical agility and strength; one who has great activity
   and strength; a champion.

3. One fitted for, or skilled in, intellectual contests; as,
   athletes of debate.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: amateur athlete, archer, ballplayer, baseballer, baseman, batter, battery, blocking back, bowman, catcher, center, coach, competitor, cricketer, defensive lineman, end, footballer, games-player, gamester, guard, infielder, jock, jumper, lineman, offensive lineman, outfield, outfielder, player, poloist, professional athlete, pugilist, quarterback, racer, skater, sport, sportsman, tackle, tailback, toxophilite, wingback, wrestler