[ath-let-ik] /æθˈlɛt ɪk/
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.
an athletic field.
Psychology. (of a physical type) having a sturdy build or well-proportioned body structure.
Compare (def 2), (def 1).
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
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.
[uh-tom-ik] /əˈtɒm ɪk/ adjective 1. of, pertaining to, resulting from, or using , , or atomic bombs: an atomic explosion. 2. propelled or driven by : an atomic submarine. 3. Chemistry. existing as free, uncombined . 4. extremely minute. /əˈtɒmɪk/ adjective 1. of, using, or characterized by atomic bombs or atomic energy: atomic warfare 2. […]
[a-truh-fee] /ˈæ trə fi/ noun 1. Also, atrophia [uh-troh-fee-uh] /əˈtroʊ fi ə/ (Show IPA). Pathology. a wasting away of the body or of an organ or part, as from defective nutrition or nerve damage. 2. degeneration, decline, or decrease, as from disuse: He argued that there was a progressive atrophy of freedom and independence of […]
[non-uh-ten-duh ns] /ˌnɒn əˈtɛn dəns/ noun 1. failure to attend: Members of the society can be dropped for chronic nonattendance. /ˌnɒnəˈtɛndəns/ noun 1. the act or an instance of not attending an event, meeting, etc
[verb uh-trib-yoot; noun a-truh-byoot] /verb əˈtrɪb yut; noun ˈæ trəˌbyut/ verb (used with object), attributed, attributing. 1. to regard as resulting from a specified cause; consider as caused by something indicated (usually followed by to): She attributed his bad temper to ill health. 2. to consider as a quality or characteristic of the person, thing, […]