Olympian


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O·lym·pi·an

 (ō-lĭm′pē-ən)
adj.
1. Greek Mythology Of or relating to the greater gods and goddesses of the ancient Greek pantheon, whose abode was Mount Olympus.
2.
a. Majestic in manner.
b. Superior to mundane affairs.
c. Surpassing all others in scope and effect: Olympian efforts were mounted to keep the city from going bankrupt.
3. Of or relating to the Olympic Games.
4. Of or relating to the region of Olympia in Greece or its inhabitants.
n.
1. Greek Mythology One of the 12 major gods and goddesses inhabiting Mount Olympus.
2. One who is superior to all others: an intellectual Olympian.
3. A contestant in either the ancient or the modern Olympic Games.
4. A native or inhabitant of the region of Olympia in Greece.

Olympian

(əˈlɪmpɪən)
adj
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) of or relating to Mount Olympus or to the classical Greek gods
2. majestic or godlike in manner or bearing
3. superior to mundane considerations, esp when impractical
4. (Historical Terms) of or relating to ancient Olympia or its inhabitants
n
5. (Classical Myth & Legend) a god of Olympus
6. (Historical Terms) an inhabitant or native of ancient Olympia
7. (General Sporting Terms) a competitor in the Olympic Games

O•lym•pi•an

(əˈlɪm pi ən, oʊˈlɪm-)

adj.
1. pertaining to Mount Olympus or dwelling thereon, as the gods of classical Greece.
2. pertaining to Olympia in Elis.
3. characteristic of or resembling the gods of Olympus; majestic or aloof: an Olympian disdain.
n.
4. an Olympian deity.
5. a contender in the Olympic Games.
6. a native or inhabitant of Olympia.
[1585–95; < Late Latin Olympiānus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Olympian - an athlete who participates in the Olympic gamesOlympian - an athlete who participates in the Olympic games
athlete, jock - a person trained to compete in sports
2.Olympian - a classical Greek god after the overthrow of the Titans
Adj.1.Olympian - of the region of Olympia in Greece or its inhabitants; "Olympian plain"
2.Olympian - of or pertaining to the greater gods of ancient Greece whose abode was Mount Olympus; "Olympian deities"
3.Olympian - majestic in manner or bearingolympian - majestic in manner or bearing; superior to mundane matters; "his majestic presence"; "olympian detachment"; "olympian beauty and serene composure"
superior - of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior ruler"
4.olympian - 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"
extraordinary - beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature"

Olympian

adjective
1. colossal, huge, massive, enormous, tremendous, awesome, gigantic, monumental, mammoth, prodigious Getting his book into print has been an Olympian task.
Translations
olympialainenolympiaurheilijaolympolainen

Olympian

ʊˈlɪmpɪən]
A. ADJolímpico
B. N (Sport) → olímpico/a m/f

Olympian

adjolympisch
n the Olympiansdie Olympier pl
References in classic literature ?
The dark and fearful sea of the subtle Ulysses' wanderings, agitated by the wrath of Olympian gods, harbouring on its isles the fury of strange monsters and the wiles of strange women; the highway of heroes and sages, of warriors, pirates, and saints; the workaday sea of Carthaginian merchants and the pleasure lake of the Roman Caesars, claims the veneration of every seaman as the historical home of that spirit of open defiance against the great waters of the earth which is the very soul of his calling.
But one mark of a writer's greatness is that different minds can find in him different inspirations; and Professor Erlin, who hated the Prussians, gave his enthusiastic admiration to Goethe because his works, Olympian and sedate, offered the only refuge for a sane mind against the onslaughts of the present generation.
Honour him then yourself, Olympian lord of counsel, and grant victory to the Trojans, till the Achaeans give my son his due and load him with riches in requital.
If the Olympian Thunderer wants to hurl us all from our seats, he can do so, for he is far the strongest, so give him fair words, and he will then soon be in a good humour with us.
So Jove, the Olympian Lord of Thunder, hied him to the bed in which he always slept; and when he had got on to it he went to sleep, with Juno of the golden throne by his side.
A drink served at banquets of the Olympian deities.
Thus it threw shadows of these obscure and homely figures every evening with as much care over each contour as if it had been the profile of a court beauty on a palace wall; copied them as diligently as it had copied Olympian shapes on marble FACADES long ago, or the outline of Alexander, Caesar, and the Pharaohs.
But all this happened, you must remember, nearly sixty years ago, and Hetty was quite uneducated--a simple farmer's girl, to whom a gentleman with a white hand was dazzling as an Olympian god.
1} He had gone there to accept a hecatomb of sheep and oxen, and was enjoying himself at his festival; but the other gods met in the house of Olympian Jove, and the sire of gods and men spoke first.
Of course, Beaumont was the real boss; but he lived in the rarefied atmosphere of some Olympian height from which he could distinguish nothing smaller than an international crisis or a split in the Cabinet.
Once, breaking loose from our prison bonds, we dare, as mighty old Prometheus dared, to scale the Olympian mount and snatch from Phoebus' chariot the fire of the gods.
After this he formally bids farewell to the cosmic and Olympian deities and enumerates the sons born of goddess to mortals.