What does Olympics mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Olympic Games, Olympics, Olympiad(noun)

    the modern revival of the ancient games held once every 4 years in a selected country


  1. Olympics

    A modified revival of the ancient Olympian games, consisting of international athletic games, races, etc., now held once in four years, the first having been at Athens in 1896. There are now two sets of modern Olympic games, the summer games and the winter games. Both had been held every four years, in the same year, but in 1998 for the first time the winter games began to be held two years after the summer games, though each series is still held only once every four years. The number and types of sports contests held at the olympics has greatly expanded from the original number.


  1. Olympics(ProperNoun)

    The Olympic Games.

Editors Contribution

  1. olympics

    A type of sporting event scheduled on planet earth for a variety of sports and athletes.

    The olympics is every four years and is a global event.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  

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  1. olympics


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Olympics in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Olympics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Olympics in a Sentence

  1. Narushige Michishita:

    With the (2020 Tokyo) Olympics coming up, North Korea going wild would pose a problem for Japan, but bilateral talks with North Korea, for example, will probably be a better approach for Japan than easing UN sanctions.

  2. Paulo Saldiva:

    The idea of an Olympic legacy in terms of diminishing air pollution is Utopian. It is unimaginable that a few BRT routes will substantially change the quality of the air, for the Brazilians remaining in Rio after the Olympics have come and gone, there is no clean air legacy.

  3. John Carlos:

    I earned my right to be on that victory stand. No one was out there in the mornings when I was training... I trained to represent this country, to go to the Olympics, based on my commitment to the program and my spiritual belief in God... that 15 minutes of fame( on the podium) I had to do what I feel is the right thing to do.

  4. Matt Ghaffari:

    I looked up and saw my flag. But I didn't hear my anthem. (about the award ceremony, Atlanta Olympics)

  5. President Claudio Damasceno:

    If the strike continues by then it will certainly disrupt the Olympics, we know this is an important international event and hope that the government can resolve this issue before it starts.

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