Athlete - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈæθliːt|  American pronunciation of the word athlete
Brit.  |ˈaθliːt|  British pronunciation of the word athlete


- a person trained to compete in sports (syn: jock)


Athletes from around the world will be competing at the Olympics.

She was quite an athlete as a child.

I was a natural athlete as a kid.

An athlete who has some good moves

An athlete known for losing with grace

An athlete with strong muscles

An athlete who projects a positive image to young people

He shows enormous potential as an athlete.

a college athlete who's being romanced by several pro teams

...a star athlete with a refreshing lack of ego...

the buff body of an athlete

...the heart surgery debilitated the college athlete beyond his worst fears...

...the kind of gross misconduct that could result in the defeasance of the athlete's contract to endorse their products...

...a promising athlete who was severely disabled in a plane crash...

She has the confidence of an accomplished athlete.

Word forms

singular: athlete
plural: athletes
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