- IPA: /æθˈlɛtɪks/
- (sports, especially US) Physical activities such as sports and games requiring stamina, fitness and skill.
- (sports, especially Britain) A group of sporting activities including track and field, road running, cross country and racewalking.
- French: athlétisme
- German: Athletik
- Italian: atletica
- Portuguese: atletismo
- Russian: атле́тика
- Spanish: atletismo
- (baseball) The team The Oakland Athletics, previously Kansas City Athletics and Philadelphia Athletics.
- (US, sports) Nickname for many athletic teams whose full name includes "Athletics".