athletics Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “athletics” in the English Dictionary

"athletics" in British English

See all translations

athleticsnoun [U]

uk   /æθˈlet.ɪks/  us   /æθˈlet̬.ɪks/
B1 UK (US track and field) the ​generalname for a ​particulargroup of ​sports in which ​peoplecompete, ​includingrunning, ​jumping, and ​throwing: an athletics ​team/​club/​meeting
US sports and ​physicalactivities of any ​type: Girls who ​participate in high ​school athletics are more ​likely to ​graduate than those who don’t.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

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

"athletics" in American English

See all translations

athleticsnoun [U]

 us   /æθˈlet̬·ɪks/
sports and ​games: Girls who ​participate in high ​school athletics are three ​times more ​likely to ​graduate than those who don’t.
esp. Br Athletics is another way of saying ​track and ​field.
(Definition of athletics from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “athletics”
in Arabic ألْعاب القُوى, رياضي…
in Korean 육상, 스포츠, 체육…
in Portuguese atletismo, esporte…
in Catalan atletisme, esports…
in Japanese 陸上競技, 運動競技…
in Chinese (Simplified) 田径运动…
in Turkish atletizm sporu…
in Russian легкая атлетика…
in Chinese (Traditional) 田徑運動…
in Italian atletica, sport…
in Polish lekkoatletyka…
What is the pronunciation of athletics?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Just who is driving this thing?
Just who is driving this thing?
by ,
May 03, 2016
by Colin McIntosh Do you remember Herbie the Love Bug? Herbie was a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle car in a string of Walt Disney movies. In typical Disney anthropomorphic style, Herbie goes his own way, falls in love, cries, plays jokes, and generally has a mind of his own. While the new driverless cars, like those being

Read More 

Word of the Day

galaxy

one of the independent groups of stars in the universe

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More