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Definitions of athlete

  1. One who contended for a prize in the public games of ancient Greece or Rome. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Any one trained to contend in exercises requiring great physical agility and strength; one who has great activity and strength; a champion. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. One fitted for, or skilled in, intellectual contests; as, athletes of debate. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. One trained to contend in feats of physical strength; one possessed of great physical power. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A contender for victory in feats of strength: one vigorous in body or mind. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A contender in feats of strength; a vigorous person. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

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Usage examples for athlete

  1. But his downright honesty and fearlessness, his renown among the boys as an athlete and especially his devotion to his little sister which Laura dilated upon, and of which new proofs were daily shown, had awakened Alene's admiration, and made her the more resent his calling her a coward. – Peggy-Alone by Mary Agnes Byrne
  2. Before he could fire again, Sidney, who was an athlete brought down the loaded head of his cane on the pistol wrist of the ruffian, crying- " Don't fire, you fool, I'm not going to hurt you!" – Revenge! by by Robert Barr
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