Definitions for: Athletics

[n] an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
[n] participation in sports events as an extracurricular activity
[n] a contest between athletes

Webster (1913) Definition: Ath*let"ics, n.
The art of training by athletic exercises; the games and
sports of athletes.

Synonyms: athletic competition, athletic contest, sport

See Also: aquatics, archery, athletic game, bloodsport, competition, contact sport, contest, cycling, decathlon, diversion, equitation, extracurricular activity, field sport, gymnastics, hop-step-and-jump, horseback riding, judo, meet, Olympiad, Olympic Games, Olympics, outdoor sport, pentathlon, prelim, preliminary, racing, recreation, riding, row, rowing, skating, skiing, sledding, Special Olympics, sports meeting, team sport, track and field, triple jump, tug-of-war, water sport

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