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Definitions of athlete

  1. a person trained to compete in sports Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. One who contended for a prize in the public games of ancient Greece or Rome. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. One fitted for, or skilled in, intellectual contests; as, athletes of debate. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. A contender in feats of strength; a vigorous person. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. One skilled in feats of physical strength and agility. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A contender for victory in feats of strength; one possessed of great strength of body, and trained to exercise it. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A wrestler; one who contends in public games in trials of strength. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. ath'l[=e]t, n. a contender for victory in feats of strength: one vigorous in body or mind. The form ATHL[=E]'TA survived till the later half of the 18th century.--adj. ATHLET'IC, relating to athletics: strong, vigorous.--adv. ATHLET'ICALLY.--n. ATHLETICISM (ath-let'i-sizm), the act of engaging in athletic exercises: devotion to athletics.--n.pl. ATHLET'ICS, the art of wrestling, running, &c.: athletic sports. [Gr. athl[=e]t[=e]s--athlos, contest.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. Competitor in physical exercises; robust, vigorous, man. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. (Gr. Hist.) One who took part in the public games, especially in the Pentathlon, which consisted of boxing, wrestling, throwing quoits, leaping, and running. See Palaestra. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  14. n. [Greek] A contender in wrestling or other games. Cabinet Dictionary

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