AskDefine | Define athletics

Dictionary Definition



1 an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition [syn: sport]
2 a contest between athletes [syn: athletic contest, athletic competition]
3 participation in sports events as an extracurricular activity

User Contributed Dictionary

Also see Athletics



athletics plural
  1. Competitive activities such as sports and games requiring stamina, fitness and skill; particularly those activities known in the United States as track and field.


competitive activities
  • Albanian: atletikë
  • Czech: atletika
  • Finnish: urheilu, yleisurheilu (track and field)
  • Italian: atletica
  • Maltese: atletika

Extensive Definition

Athletics may refer to:

See also

athletics in Welsh: Athletau
athletics in German: Athletik
athletics in Italian: Atletica
athletics in Japanese: アスレチックス

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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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