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1: an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition [syn: sport, athletics] 2: a contest between athletes [syn: athletic contest, athletic competition, athletics] 3: participation in sports events as an extracurricular activity
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1749 exercises, sports, or games engaged in by athletes 1. the practice or principles of athletic activities 2. n.pl. (usu. treated as sing.) 1 a physical exercises, esp. track and field events. b the practice of these. 2 US physical sports and games of any kind.
Athletics Ath*let"ics, n. The art of training by athletic exercises; the games and sports of athletes.
Athletics refers to track and field sports such as running, the high jump, and the javelin. (mainly BRIT; in AM, use track and field) As the modern Olympics grew in stature, so too did athletics. 2. N-UNCOUNT Athletics refers to any kind of physical sports, exercise, or games. (AM) ...students who play intercollegiate athletics.
Gymnastics, out-door exercises, open-air sports, games of strength, muscular contests. n. pl. Rugby, 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, rugger, setting-up exercises, soccer, sports, stretch, swimming, track, track and field, tumbling, workout, yoga
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