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Meaning of ATHLETICS

Pronunciation:  ath'letiks

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
  2. [n]  participation in sports events as an extracurricular activity
  3. [n]  a contest between athletes

ATHLETICS is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: athletic competition, athletic contest, sport
 See Also: aquatics, archery, athletic game, bloodsport, competition, contact sport, contest, cycling, decathlon, diversion, equitation, extracurricular activity, field sport, gymnastics, hop-step-and-jump, horseback riding, judo, meet, Olympiad, Olympic Games, Olympics, outdoor sport, pentathlon, prelim, preliminary, racing, recreation, riding, row, rowing, skating, skiing, sledding, Special Olympics, sports meeting, team sport, track and field, triple jump, tug-of-war, water sport



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ath*let"ics\, n.
The art of training by athletic exercises; the games and
sports of athletes.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acrobatics, agonistics, amusement, association football, bathing, breather, calisthenics, diversion, drill, entertainment, exercise, exercising, games, gymnastic exercises, gymnastics, isometrics, natation, palaestra, pastime, physical education, physical jerks, practice, recreation, Rugby, rugger, setting-up exercises, soccer, sports, stretch, swimming, track, track and field, tumbling, workout, yoga