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English noun: athletics

1. athletics (act) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition


Synonymssport


Broader (hypernym)diversion, recreation


Narrower (hyponym)aquatics, archery, athletic game, blood sport, contact sport, cycling, equitation, field sport, funambulism, gymnastic exercise, gymnastics, horseback riding, judo, outdoor sport, racing, riding, rock climbing, row, rowing, skating, skiing, sledding, spectator sport, team sport, tightrope walking, track and field, water sport


Domain category membersabseil, at home, average, away, backpack, bandy, bench warmer, birling, bob, bobsled, bout, box, call, call, canoe, carry, coach, curl, cut, daisy cutter, defence, defending, defending team, defense, deficit, disqualified, double-team, down, downfield, downfield, dribble, drive, drop, English, field, figure skate, flip, follow through, foul, free agency, free agent, game plan, handler, hike, home, hurdle, ice skate, in play, ineligible, iron man, ironman, jackknife, jog, kayak, kick, kill, kill, lead, legal, logrolling, loose, luge, man-to-man, manager, most-valuable, mountaineer, offside, offside, offsides, one-on-one, onside, out of play, outclass, overarm, overhand, overhanded, pack, paddle, pass, personal foul, position, possession, press box, prizefight, punt, racket, rappel, ref, referee, referee, regulation time, ride the bench, roller skate, Rollerblade, rope down, round, run, run, save, schuss, scout, scull, seed, series, shadowbox, shoot, shooter, shot, side, sit out, skate, skateboard, ski, ski jump, skin-dive, sled, sleigh, snorkel, spar, spar, speed skate, spread-eagle, start, stroke, submarine, sudden death, surf, surfboard, surge, talent scout, timekeeper, timer, toboggan, toss, tramp, trial, tuck, turn, umpire, underarm, underhand, underhanded, upfield, warm the bench, water ski, windsurf, wipeout, won-lost record

2. athletics (event) a contest between athletes


Synonymsathletic competition, athletic contest


Broader (hypernym)competition, contest


Narrower (hyponym)decathlon, hop-step-and-jump, meet, Olympiad, Olympic Games, Olympics, pentathlon, prelim, preliminary, Special Olympics, sports meeting, triple jump, tug-of-war

3. athletics (act) participation in sports events as an extracurricular activity


Broader (hypernym)extracurricular activity









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