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He bacame a professional athlete at the age of 20.

در 20 سالگی یک ورزشکار حرفه ای شد.

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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English


athlete /ˈæθliːt/ noun [countable]
[Date: 1400-1500; Language: Latin; Origin: athleta, from Greek athletes, from athlon 'prize, competition']
1. someone who competes in sports competitions, especially running, jumping, and throwing:
a professional athlete
2. someone who is good at sports and who often does sports:
I was a natural athlete as a kid.

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 4th Edition

athlete / ˈæθ.liːt / noun [ C ]

B1 a person who is very good at sports or physical exercise, especially one who competes in organized events:

He became a professional athlete at the age of 16.

She has the build of an athlete.

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Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


ath·lete [athlete athletes]   [ˈæθliːt] [ˈæθliːt] noun

1. a person who competes in sports

• Olympic athletes 

2. (BrE) a person who competes in sports such as running and jumping

3. a person who is good at sports and physical exercise

• She is a natural athlete. 

Word Origin:

late Middle English: from Latin athleta, from Greek athlētēs, from athlein ‘compete for a prize’, from athlon ‘prize’. 

Example Bank:

• She has the build and strength of a natural athlete. 

• The athletes are training hard for the Olympics. 

• athletes playing pro football 

• one of the greatest athletes of all time 

• It's clear that he's a natural athlete. 

• Several Olympic athletes were accused of taking performance-enhancing drugs. 

• She's a superbly gifted all-round athlete. 

athlete's foot

ˌathlete's ˈfoot [athlete's foot] noun uncountable

an infectious skin disease that affects the feet, especially between the toes



a) A participant in a group of sporting activities which includes track and field , road running, cross country running and racewalking .
b) A person who actively participates in physical sports, possibly highly skilled in sports. (Known in British English as a "sportsperson".)
Syn: sportsperson

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