Definitions for olympicəˈlɪm pɪk, oʊˈlɪm-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

O•lym•picəˈlɪm pɪk, oʊˈlɪm-(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to the Olympic Games.

  2. of or pertaining to Olympia, in Greece.

  3. pertaining to Mount Olympus, in Greece.

  4. Ref: Olympian (def. 3). 3

  5. (n.)Olympics.

    Ref: Olympic Games (def. 2). 2

Origin of Olympic:

1590–1600; < L Olympicus of Olympus, of Olympia < Gk Olympikós. See Olympus , -ic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Olympic(adj)

    of or relating to the Olympic Games

    "Olympic winners"

  2. Olympian, Olympic(adj)

    of the region of Olympia in Greece or its inhabitants

    "Olympian plain"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. Olympic(adjective)əˈlɪm pɪk, oʊˈlɪm-

    relating to the international sports competition that happens every four years, called the Olympic Games

    an Olympic athlete


  1. Olympic(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Olympus, a mountain of Thessaly, fabled as the seat of the gods, or to Olympia, a small plain in Elis.

  2. Olympic(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Olympic Games

  3. Origin: From Ὀλυμπικός, from Ὄλυμπος.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'olympic' in Adjectives Frequency: #838

Translations for olympic

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a sports competition held once every four years for amateur competitors from all parts of the world.

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