• (British) IPA: /æθˈlɛt.ɪk/


  1. (not comparable) Having to do with athletes.
    Are you a member of the American Athletic Association?
  2. Physically active.
    Since you're such an athletic person, you may wish to consider joining.
  3. Having a muscular, well developed body, being in shape.
    You have such an athletic build—you must work out regularly.
  4. An attribute of a motion or play which requires fine physical ability.
    The center fielder made an athletic play to snatch the ball from over the fence.
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athletic (plural athletics)

  1. (baseball) A player on the team Oakland Athletics.
    • Smith became an Athletic as a result of a pre-season trade.
  2. (soccer, uncountable) Short for Athletic Club, a Spanish professional club more often known in English as Athletic Bilbao.

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