Athletically



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 body structure.
Compare (def 2), (def 1).
Contemporary Examples

The school, in my judgment, has always had an abusive environment—emotionally, intellectually, socially, athletically.
Tip for Horace Mann: Rename School Field for Former Teacher Robert Moses Doug Schoen June 11, 2012

Historical Examples

The carefully groomed, athletically muscled younger man in the big wicker lounging-chair laughed easily.
The Real Man Francis Lynde

“The Cenci” is austere; for Shelley, it is athletically economical.
The Critical Game John Albert Macy

Nothing could have been finer, athletically considered, than his attitude at this moment of the trader’s speculative observation.
The Frontiersmen Charles Egbert Craddock

He was a general favourite, and, though not athletically inclined, was always ready to assist in acting cox or kindred work.
Two Daring Young Patriots W. P. Shervill

Then, of course, there is the young person who is athletically inclined, and insists on wearing sport clothes on all occasions.
Book of Etiquette, Volume 2 Lillian Eichler Watson

adjective
physically fit or strong; muscular or active
of, relating to, or suitable for an athlete or for athletics
of or relating to a person with a muscular and well-proportioned body See also somatotype
adj.

1630s (athletical is from 1590s), “pertaining to an athlete,” from Latin athleticus, from Greek athletikos, from athletes (see athlete). Meaning “strong of body; vigorous; lusty; robust” [Johnson, who spells it athletick] is from 1650s.

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