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1. marathon

noun. ['ˈmɛrəˌθɑːn'] any long and arduous undertaking.

Synonyms

  • task
  • endurance contest
  • project
  • undertaking

Antonyms

  • disappear
  • stand still
  • ebb
  • arrive

Etymology

  • Μαραθών (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Marathon

  • agamemnon
  • aileron
  • alarcon
  • albashaun
  • amazon
  • antiphon
  • antiphon
  • aragon
  • arbitron
  • argon
  • argonne
  • arton
  • autobahn
  • autobon
  • automaton
  • avalon
  • axon
  • babylon
  • baton
  • betaseron

Example sentences of the word marathon


1. Noun, singular or mass
You could aim to run either of those distances faster or set your sights on a half marathon.

Quotes containing the word marathon


1. When you run a part of the relay and pass on the baton, there is no sense of unfinished business in your mind. There is just the sense of having done your part to the best of your ability. That is it. The hope is to pass on the baton to somebody who will run faster and run a better marathon.
- N. R. Narayana Murthy

2. I want to write the Boston Marathon of run-on sentences. And since it'll be so long, I'll replace all the commas with the word Gatorade, to help push people through it.
- Jarod Kintz, I Want

3. His eyes drifted leisurely back up to my face and he smiled at me appreciatively, “Kelsey, when a man spends time with a beautiful woman, he needs to pace himself. I quirked my eyebrow at him and laughed. “Yeah, I’m a regular marathon alright.” He kissed my fingers. “Exactly. A wise man never sprints…in a marathon.
- Colleen Houck, Tiger's Curse

2. Marathon

noun. a battle in 490 BC in which the Athenians and their allies defeated the Persians.

3. marathon

noun. ['ˈmɛrəˌθɑːn'] a footrace of 26 miles 385 yards.

Synonyms

  • foot race
  • footrace

Antonyms

  • unearned run
  • earned run
  • exempt

Etymology

  • Μαραθών (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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