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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a person trained to compete in sports;
[syn: athlete, jock]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Athlete \Ath"lete\, n. [L. athleta, Gr. ? prizefighter, fr. ? to contend for a prize, ?, Hom. ?, contest, ? prize; fr. the same root as E. wed: cf. F. athl[`e]te.] 1. (Antiq.) One who contended for a prize in the public games of ancient Greece or Rome. [1913 Webster] 2. Any one trained to contend in exercises requiring great physical agility and strength; one who has great activity and strength; a champion. [1913 Webster] 3. One fitted for, or skilled in, intellectual contests; as, athletes of debate. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

athlete n 1: a person trained to compete in sports [syn: athlete, jock]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

41 Moby Thesaurus words for "athlete": amateur athlete, archer, ballplayer, baseballer, baseman, batter, battery, blocking back, bowman, catcher, center, coach, competitor, cricketer, defensive lineman, end, footballer, games-player, gamester, guard, infielder, jock, jumper, lineman, offensive lineman, outfield, outfielder, player, poloist, professional athlete, pugilist, quarterback, racer, skater, sport, sportsman, tackle, tailback, toxophilite, wingback, wrestler