HyperDic: athlete

English > 1 sense of the word athlete:
NOUNperson athlete, jocka person trained to compete in sports
athlete > pronunciation
Soundsae'thliy.t
Rhymesaesthete ... worksheet: 76 rhymes with iyt...
English > athlete: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA person trained to compete in sports.
Synonymjock
InstancesFosbury, Dick Fosbury, Richard D. FosburyUnited States athlete who revolutionized the high jump by introducing the Fosbury flop in the 1968 Olympics (born in 1947)
Mathias, Bob Mathias, Robert Bruce MathiasUnited States athlete who won Olympic gold medals in the decathlon (born in 1930)
Owens, Jesse Owens, James Cleveland OwensUnited States athlete and Black American whose success in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin outraged Hitler (1913-1980)
Thorpe, Jim Thorpe, James Francis Thorpeoutstanding / outstanding United States athlete (1888-1953)
Zaharias, Babe Zaharias, Didrikson, Babe Didrikson, Mildred Ella Didrikson, Mildred Ella Didrikson Zahariasoutstanding United States athlete (1914-1956)
NarrowerOlympianAn athlete who participates in the Olympic games
acrobatAn athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination
amateurAn athlete who does not play for pay
ball hawkA team athlete who is skilled at stealing or catching the ball
ballplayer, baseball playerAn athlete who plays baseball
basketball player, basketeer, cagerAn athlete who plays basketball
climbersomeone who climbs as a sport
cricketerAn athlete who plays cricket
football player, footballerAn athlete who plays American football
gymnastAn athlete who is skilled in gymnastics
hockey player, ice-hockey playerAn athlete who plays hockey
hooker(rugby) the player in the middle of the front row of the scrum who tries to capture the ball with the foot
hurdlerAn athlete who runs the hurdles
jumperAn athlete who competes at jumping
lacrosse playerAn athlete who plays lacrosse
lettermanAn athlete who has earned a letter in a school sport
pentathleteAn athlete who competes in a pentathlon
professional, proAn athlete who plays for pay
runnerA trained athlete who competes in foot races
sharpshooterAn athlete noted for accurate aim
shot putterAn athlete who competes in the shot put
skatersomeone who skates
skiersomeone who skis
sleddersomeone who rides a sled
soccer playerAn athlete who plays soccer
sport, sportsman, sportswomansomeone who engages in sports
strikerA forward on a soccer team
substitute, reserve, second-stringerAn athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
swimmerA trained athlete who participates in swimming meets
swingersomeone who swings sports implements
tennis playerAn athlete who plays tennis
vaulter, pole vaulter, pole jumperAn athlete who jumps over a high crossbar with the aid of a long pole
weightlifter, lifterAn athlete who lifts barbells
winger(sports) player in wing position
BroadercontestantA person who participates in competitions
Spanishatleta, deportista
Catalanatleta, esportista
Adjectivesathleticrelating to or befitting athletics or athletes

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