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decathlon Explained

decathlon at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1912, from deca "ten" + Gk. athlon "contest, prize." A modern Olympic event consisting of 10 challenges. ///

decathlon at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [singular] [Date: 1900-2000; Origin: deca- + Greek athlon 'competition']// a sports competition with 10 different events// pentathlon, triathlon//

décathlon at French => English Of Explained:


decathlon at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Composite athletic contest that consists of ten different track-and-field competitions: the 100-, 400-, and 1,500-m runs, the 110-m high hurdles, the javelin and discus throws, shot put, pole vault, high jump, and long jump. Introduced as a three-day event at the 1912 Olympic Games, it later became a two-day event. Competitors are scored according to a table established by the International Amateur Athletic Federation. Decathloners are often regarded as the finest all-around athletes in the world.

decathlon at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

20 Moby Thesaurus words for "decathlon":
bout, contest, double-header, doubles, event, foursome, game,
games of chance, go, match, meet, pentathlon, play, play-off, race,
runoff, singles, sport, threesome, twosome

decathlon at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[sing., U] a sporting event in which people compete in ten different sports

Decathlon at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Decathlon \De*cath"lon\, n. [See {Deca-}; {Pentathlon}.]
In the modern Olympic Games, a composite contest consisting
of a 100-meter run, a broad jump, putting the shot, a running
high-jump, a 400-meter run, throwing the discus, a 100-meter
hurdle race, pole vaulting, throwing the javelin, and a
1500-meter run.

decathlon at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : an athletic contest consisting of ten different events

decathlon at English (WD) Of Explained:



From the Greek stem dec meaning ten


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /diːˈkæθlɒn/|/dɪˈkæθlɒn/


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  • an athletic contest consisting of ten events which includes sprinting, hurdling, jumping, and throwing over a span of two days
    1. a contest in science and math proving skill


      Inter: trans-top » athletic contest

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|десетобой|m
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|decatló|m
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|desetiboj|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|tikamp|c
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kymmenottelu
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|décathlon|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Zehnkampf|m
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|dasalumba
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|decatlon|n
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|decatlón|m
    • Swedish: tiokamp {{c}}

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    Category: Category:en:Ten -



    Inter: confix » deca|athlon|lang=it
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  • Inter: context » athletics|lang=it decathlon

    Derived terms

    * decatleta

  • Translation: et » decathlon
    Translation: el » decathlon
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    Translation: ko » decathlon
    Translation: my » decathlon
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    Translation: zh » decathlon

    décathlon at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » decathlon



    déca- + -athlon


    * Inter: audio » Fr-Paris--décathlon.ogg|Audio (Paris)


    Inter: fr-noun » m|sort=decathlon
  • decathlon

  • Category: Category:fr - :Sports|decathlon
    Translation: el » décathlon
    Translation: fr » décathlon
    Translation: ko » décathlon
    Translation: vi » décathlon