Crossword clues for athlete
- Luger, e.g
- Jim Thorpe, e.g
- Gridder or cager
- Game player
- Wing or back
- Wheaties box picture
- Wheaties box honoree
- Wheaties box figure
- Trained sportsperson
- Track & field competitor
- Thorpe was one
- The tale (anag)
- Team player
- Sprinter or skier
- Sports contender
- Spokesperson sometimes
- Shoe endorser
- Scholarship recipient, perhaps
- Scholarship recipient, often
- Quarterback or catcher
- Phelps, for one
- Person who plays sports
- One playing the field, e.g
- One participating in sports
- Olympics VIP
- Olympic team member
- Olympic hopeful
- Olympian, for one
- Mathias, for instance
- Letterman, for one
- Letterman, e.g
- Letter winner
- Jesse Owens, for one
- Goalie or halfback
- Fit figure, usually
- Figure skater, for one
- Figure on a Wheaties box, typically
- Field worker?
- ESPY winner
- Curler, e.g
- Crew member, e.g
- Center or back
- Cager, for one
- Bruce Jenner, e.g
- Bob Mathias, for instance
- Any Winter Olympian
- Any Olympics competitor
- Any Olympic competitor
- Olympian, e.g
- Letter getter
- Endorser, sometimes
- Wheaties box adorner
- One often depicted on a Wheaties box
- Olympics competitor
- Letter earner
- Olympian, e.g.
- Forward, back or center
- Sports Illustrated profilee
- A person trained to compete in sports
- Jenner, for one
- Olympics entrant
- Bruce Jenner, e.g.
- Decathlon entrant
- Bruce Jenner, for one
- Jim Thorpe was one
- Jim Thorpe, e.g.
- Olympics participant
- Arena figure
- Zaharias was one
- Gerald Ford, once
- Olympic competitor
- Eg, a runner or gymnast
- Sprinter, perhaps, allowed in running heat
- Sprinter, maybe, allowed to enter rearranged heat
- Sportsperson’s ace article about bit of tennis jargon
- Sportsman attending hospital allowed to get drug
- Sports player
- Sports figure
- Runner, say, allowed in running heat
- Runner let into swimming heat
- He might run articles without hindrance
- Track or field sportsperson
- The tale involved sportsperson
- Any Olympian
- Olympics hopeful
- Wheaties box candidate
- Track performer
- One in training
- Olympics contestant
- Luger, for example
- Letter recipient
- Wheaties box feature
- Sports competitor
- Participant at the Olympics
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Athlete \Ath"lete\, n. [L. athleta, Gr. ? prizefighter, fr. ? to contend for a prize, ?, Hom. ?, contest, ? prize; fr. the same root as E. wed: cf. F. athl[`e]te.]
(Antiq.) One who contended for a prize in the public games of ancient Greece or Rome.
Any one trained to contend in exercises requiring great physical agility and strength; one who has great activity and strength; a champion.
One fitted for, or skilled in, intellectual contests; as, athletes of debate.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 15c., from Latin athleta "a wrestler, athlete, combatant in public games," from Greek athletes "prizefighter, contestant in the games," agent noun from athlein "to contest for a prize," related to athlos "a contest" and athlon "a prize," which is of unknown origin. Before 1750, usually in Latin form. In this sense, Old English had plegmann "play-man." Athlete's foot first recorded 1928, for an ailment that has been around much longer.
n. A participant in a group of sporting activities which includes track and field, road running, cross country running and racewalking.
n. a person trained to compete in sports [syn: jock]
ATHLETE (All-Terrain Hex-Limbed Extra-Terrestrial Explorer) is a six-legged robotic lunar rover under development by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). ATHLETE is a testbed for systems, and is designed for use on the Moon.
The system is in development along with NASA's Johnson and Ames Centers, Stanford University and Boeing. ATHLETE is designed, for maximum efficiency, to be able to both roll and walk over a wide range of terrains.
Athlete are an English indie rock band formed in Deptford, London, comprising Joel Pott (lead vocals and guitar), Carey Willetts (bass and backing vocals), Stephen Roberts (drums and backing vocals) and Tim Wanstall ( keyboards and backing vocals).
The band had a brief period of high-profile domestic success in which their debut album Vehicles & Animals (2003) was a platinum seller in 2005 and Mercury Music Prize nomination. It was followed up by Tourist (2005) which reached No. 1 and sold over 500,000 copies allowing this album to also go platinum. Since then the band has continued to release records on regular basis. Their subsequent two albums Beyond the Neighbourhood (2007) and Black Swan (2009) sees the band exploring different styles, influenced by the works of artists such as Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.
Athlete was the debut released by British rock band Athlete. It was released in the UK as an EP on March 4, 2002 (see 2002 in music). The EP features the original versions of "Westside" and "Dungeness", which were soon to appear on the band's debut album.
An athlete is a person who participates regularly in a sport or sports that involve physical exertion, especially athletics (sports involving competitive running, jumping, throwing and walking).
Athlete or athletes may also refer to:
- ATHLETE (All-Terrain Hex-Legged Extra-Terrestrial Explorer), a lunar rover under development by NASA
Athlete (band), an English indie rock band
- Athlete (EP), a 2002 EP by Athlete
- Athlete (film), a 2010 sports documentary film
- Athletes (moth), a genus of Saturniinae moth
- Athletes (film), a 1925 German silent film
Athlete (also styled as ATHLETE) is a 2010 sports documentary film directed, edited and produced by Dave Lam that examines the popularity of endurance sports through the profiles of four individuals – a cancer survivor, a blind senior citizen and twin sisters – who compete in marathons and triathlons. The film was released on DVD and video on demand on March 9, 2010.
Usage examples of "athlete".
It all looked good, including Walt, who might have posed for a statue of a Greek athlete, with asphodel or some other appropriate flower around his feet.
Another, built like an athlete, passed him so quickly that Becker was sure he was hiding something.
One-time mountain bike racer, David was appointed for a two-year stint as second in command of the Royal Marine biathlon team, in which he is basically a full-time paid athlete who spends a lot of time on skis in Norway.
The Senior Tutor was filmed cycling along the towpath by Fen Ditton coaching an eight, and was then interviewed in Hall on the dietary requirements of athletes.
Greek Venus or athlete is more humanistic, it is probably at bottom the most humanistic of all the arts, when one comes to think about it!
The jerboas or jumping mice are not only skilled athletes in the art of jumping, but they are gifted food conservers and producers as well.
He had calmly urged the hostaged athletes to be ready for an escape, but Mako had been skeptical.
Especially on bright mornings, when a few rays of sun found their way through the foliage in the yard and the ogival windows, the oblique beams, falling on the moving figures of athletes performing on the trapeze or rings, produced strange, romantic effects.
Although Betty Raye was a last-minute replacement and had never bowled or played any sport before, to her surprise, unlike the other Oatmans, she seemed to be a natural athlete.
The turrets and gables of the old houses were almost as picturesque as the scads of handsome athletes who decorated the riverscape on weekends and evenings.
Harry and Clyde were in the other elevator, using it as a pillbox to cut off the escape of Rydal and the rest of his gun-toting athletes.
Purely in the matter of thews, sinews and tonnage, I mean of course, for whereas Roderick Spode went about seeking whom he might devour and was a consistent menace to pedestrians and traffic, Stinker, though no doubt a fiend in human shape when assisting the Harlequins Rugby football club to dismember some rival troupe of athletes, was in private life a gentle soul with whom a child could have played.
And as for the games of the bedwell, let me just assure you that I am a notable athlete.
He had the wit to see that he was not likely to make a success of the traditional profession of his family, and applied himself to some mercantile persuit, and but for an occasional hint that if it had not been for the malevolence of his enemies he would have been the first athlete in Greece, he passed the rest of his life with an eminently respectable character.
Elizabethan playgoer, who was liable to have his faith in the tenderness and gentleness of Desdemona rudely shaken by the irruption on the stage of a brawny, broad-shouldered athlete, masquerading in her sweet name.