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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
  1.  (Antiq.)  One  who  contended  for  a  prize  in  the  public  games 
  of  ancient  Greece  or  Rome. 
 
  2.  Any  one  trained  to  contend  in  exercises  requiring  great 
  physical  agility  and  strength;  one  who  has  great  activity 
  and  strength;  a  champion. 
 
  3.  One  fitted  for  or  skilled  in  intellectual  contests;  as 
  athletes  of  debate. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  athlete 
  n  :  a  person  trained  to  compete  in  sports  [syn:  {jock}] 




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