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Meaning & Definition of Marathon in English

English

Marathon

/mɛrəθɑn/

noun

1. Any long and arduous undertaking

    synonym:
  • marathon
  • ,
  • endurance contest

2. A footrace of 26 miles 385 yards

    synonym:
  • marathon

3. A battle in 490 bc in which the athenians and their allies defeated the persians

    synonym:
  • Marathon
  • ,
  • battle of Marathon

Examples of using

The doctor wouldn't allow me to take part in the marathon.
She can run a full marathon.
There was a marathon at school today and we were very tired.