a person trained or gifted in exercises or contests involving physical agility, stamina, or strength; a participant in a sport, exercise, or game requiring physical skill. Contemporary Examples Richard Ben Cramer explores the abduction of Olympic athlete Kari Swenson and the indefatigable sheriff who hunted her abductor. The Ballad of Johnny France Richard Ben Cramer […]
- Athlete’s foot
a contagious disease, caused by a fungus that thrives on moist surfaces; ringworm of the feet. noun a fungal infection of the skin of the foot, esp between the toes and on the soles Technical name tinea pedis athlete’s foot ath·lete’s foot (āth’lēts) n. A contagious fungal skin infection caused by a species of Trichophyton […]
- Athlete’s heart
nonpathological enlargement of the heart resulting from intensive aerobic exercise.
physically active and strong; good at or sports: an athletic child. of, like, or befitting an . of or relating to ; involving the use of physical skills or capabilities, as strength, agility, or stamina: athletic sports; athletic training. for : an athletic field. Psychology. (of a physical type) having a sturdy build or well-proportioned […]