• Having to do with athletes.
  • Physically active.
  • Having a muscular, well developed body, being in shape.
  • An attribute of a motion or play which requires fine physical ability.


  • A muscular, large–boned person, in the typology of Ernst Kretschmer.


  • From French athlétique and Latin āthlēticus, from Ancient Greek ἀθλητικός ("relating to an athlete"), from ἀθλητής: equivalent to athlete + -ic. For more, see athlete.

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