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Sporter vs Athlete - What's the difference?

sporter | athlete |

As nouns the difference between sporter and athlete

is that sporter is someone who sports something while athlete is a participant in a group of sporting activities which includes track and field, road running, cross country running and racewalking.

sporter

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Someone who sports something
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    Anagrams

    * ----

    athlete

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A participant in a group of sporting activities which includes track and field, road running, cross country running and racewalking.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-03
  • , author=David S. Senchina , title=Athletics and Herbal Supplements , volume=101, issue=2, page=134 , magazine= citation , passage=Athletes' use of herbal supplements has skyrocketed in the past two decades. At the top of the list of popular herbs are echinacea and ginseng, whereas garlic, St. John's wort, soybean, ephedra and others are also surging in popularity or have been historically prevalent.}}
    She's the first athlete in her sport to come out as gay.
  • (US, Canada) A person who actively participates in physical sports, possibly highly skilled in sports. (Known in British English as a "sportsperson".)
  • An exceptionally physically fit person.
  • Synonyms

    * sportsperson

    Derived terms

    * athlete's foot * biathlete * decathlete * heptathlete * parathlete * para-athlete * triathlete