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From French athlétique and Latin āthlēticus, from Ancient Greek ἀθλητικός (athlētikós, relating to an athlete), from ἀθλητής (athlētḗs, athlete): equivalent to athlete +‎ -ic. For more, see athlete.



athletic (comparative more athletic, superlative most athletic)

  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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