AskDefine | Define athletics

Dictionary Definition

athletics

Noun

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

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English

Noun

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.

Translations

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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