Athlete

Definition of Athlete

Ath´lete
n.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.

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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
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