September 27, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
marathon /ˈmerəˌθɑːn/ noun

plural marathons

New York City Marathon
New York City Marathon
Learner's definition of MARATHON


1 : a running race that is about 26 miles (42 kilometers) long

  • He ran (in) a marathon.

2 a : something (such as an event or activity) that lasts an extremely long time or that requires great effort

  • We watched a marathon of our favorite movies.

  • a movie marathon

  • a shopping marathon

2 b : a contest in which people compete with each other to see who can do something for the longest amount of time

  • a dance marathon

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