Pronunciation: (ath-let'ik),[key] —adj. 1. physically active and strong; good at athletics or sports: an athletic child. 2. of, like, or befitting an athlete.
3. of or pertaining to athletes; involving the use of physical skills or capabilities, as strength, agility, or stamina: athletic sports; athletic training. 4. for athletics: an athletic field. 5. Psychol.(of a physical type) having a sturdy build or well-proportioned body structure. Cf. asthenic (def. 2), pyknic (def. 1).