Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to feats of physical strength and agillty; of or like an athlete; strong; vigorous; muscular.

Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: adverb


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Usage examples "athletic":

  1. And Washington was a strong athletic youth of fiery passions, which, given free rein, would have made him a successful Indian chief. - "The French in the Heart of America", John Finley.
  2. Mr. Till was not athletic. - "A Hero of Romance", Richard Marsh.
  3. " Then jump on this 'bus, and we'll go to my club," said the General, swinging his lean, athletic body up the stairs of a passing motor- 'bus as he spoke. - "Back To Billabong", Mary Grant Bruce.