Associations to the word «Marathon»


MARATHON, noun. A 42.195 kilometre (26 mile 385 yard) road race.
MARATHON, noun. (figuratively) (by extension) Any extended or sustained activity.
MARATHON, verb. To run a marathon.
MARATHON, verb. (informal) (transitive) To watch or read a large number of instalments of (a film, book, TV series, etc.) in one sitting.
MARATHON, proper noun. A town in Attica, Greece, the site of the victory in 490 BC of heavily outnumbered Athenians against Persians.

Dictionary definition

MARATHON, noun. Any long and arduous undertaking.
MARATHON, noun. A footrace of 26 miles 385 yards.
MARATHON, noun. A battle in 490 BC in which the Athenians and their allies defeated the Persians.

Wise words

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