Definition for ATH-LET'IC

ATH-LET'IC, a. [Gr. αθλητης; L. athleta, a wrestler; from αεθλος, strife, contest.]

  1. Belonging to wrestling, boxing, running, and other exercises and sports, which were practiced by the ancients, usually called the athletic games. Hence,
  2. Strong; lusty; robust; vigorous. An athletic body or constitution, is one fitted for vigorous exertions.

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