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.


  1. Olympic Station

    Olympic Station is a station on the Tung Chung Line of Hong Kong's MTR. The livery is dodger blue. The station was originally named Tai Kok Tsui in proposals outlined by the government in the Airport Core Programme during the 1990s. In 1996, however, when Lee Lai Shan won the first ever Olympic gold medal of Hong Kong in windsurfing at the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics and two Hong Kong sportsmen, Cheung Yiu Cheung and Chiu Chung Lun, also won Gold medals in Paralympic Games of the same year, the station was renamed Olympic on 16 December 1996, paying tribute to those achievements of Hong Kong athletes. The station is decorated with the pictures of 1996 Summer Olympics and is named after the Olympic Movement.

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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