What does Olympian mean?

Definitions for Olympianəˈlɪm pi ən, oʊˈlɪm-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Olympian.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Olympian(noun)

    an athlete who participates in the Olympic games

  2. Olympian, Olympic god(adj)

    a classical Greek god after the overthrow of the Titans

  3. Olympian, Olympic(adj)

    of the region of Olympia in Greece or its inhabitants

    "Olympian plain"

  4. Olympian(adj)

    of or pertaining to the greater gods of ancient Greece whose abode was Mount Olympus

    "Olympian deities"

  5. majestic, olympian(adj)

    majestic in manner or bearing; superior to mundane matters

    "his majestic presence"; "olympian detachment"; "olympian beauty and serene composure"

  6. exceeding, exceptional, olympian, prodigious, surpassing(adj)

    far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree

    "a night of exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory"; "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"; "the young Mozart's prodigious talents"


  1. Olympian(prop. n.)

    An inhabitant of Olympia.

  2. Olympian(prop. n.)

    An athlete who competes in the Olympics.

  3. Olympian(a.)

    Pertaining to, characteristic of, or fitting for one of the gods on Olympus; grand, majestic, or aloof.

  4. Origin: [L. See 1st Olympian, n.]


  1. Olympian(Noun)

    Any of the 12 principal gods of the Greek pantheon; Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Ares, Hermes, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Demeter, and Hades.

  2. Olympian(Noun)

    Someone from Olympia.

  3. Olympian(Noun)

    An athlete competing in the Olympics .

  4. Olympian(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the Greek gods.

  5. Olympian(Adjective)

    Of heroic or godlike proportions

  6. Olympian(Adjective)

    Of or relating to Olympia or Mount Olympus.

  7. Olympian(Adjective)

    Of or relating the Olympic Games.


  1. Olympian

    The Olympian is a fictional character, a superhero published by DC Comics. Olympian first appeared in DC Comics Presents #46, and was created by Nelson Bridwell and Alex Saviuk.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Olympian in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Olympian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chen Long:

    I tried my best to beat Lee Chong Wei and in the end I beat him so do not give up Olympian

  2. Nikki Rocco:

    None of us ever would have thought a picture like this -- an inspirational story about a World War Two hero and Olympian -- would have performed at this level, we would have been happy at $25 million.

  3. Mike Friday:

    The big thing in America is, if you can't be an NFL player, an NBA play or a baseball player, (but) you can be an Olympian, then that's the next best thing, the Olympics captures the imagination of the sporting public in America. If rugby can position itself and we can do well as an Olympic sport, then all of a sudden it will hit the eyes of so many more Americans.

  4. Judge Eric Leach:

    This case involves a human tragedy of Shakespearean proportions, a young man overcomes huge physical disabilities to reach Olympian heights as an athlete. In doing so he becomes an international celebrity, he meets a young woman of great natural beauty and a successful model, romance blossoms, and then, ironically on Valentine’s Day, all is destroyed when he takes her life.

Images & Illustrations of Olympian

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