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1. 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.

Origin: L. Athleta, gr. Prizefighter, fr. To contend for a prize, Hom, contest, prize; fr. The same root as E. Wed: cf. F. Athlete.

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