Meaning of “athlete” in the English Dictionary


"athlete" in English

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athletenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæθ.liːt/ us /ˈæθ.liːt/

B1 a person who is very good at sports or physical exercise, especially one who competes in organized events:

He became a professional athlete at the age of 16.
She has the build of an athlete.

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(Definition of “athlete” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"athlete" in American English

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athletenoun [ C ]

us /ˈæθˌlit/

a person who is trained or skilled in a sport and esp. one who regularly competes with others in organized events:

a professional athlete

(Definition of “athlete” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)