1. relating to or befitting athletics or athletes

- athletic facilities

2. vigorously active

- an athletic child

- athletic playing

Similar word(s): active, acrobatic, gymnastic

3. having a sturdy and well proportioned body

- an athletic build

Similar word(s): mesomorphic, muscular

Sentences with athletic as an adjective:

- Are you a member of the American Athletic Association?

- Since you're such an athletic person, you may wish to consider joining.

- You have such an athletic build—you must work out regularly.

- The center fielder made an athletic play to snatch the ball from over the fence.