Olympic


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O·lym·pic

 (ō-lĭm′pĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to the Olympic Games.

Olympic

(əˈlɪmpɪk)
adj
1. (General Sporting Terms) of or relating to the Olympic Games
2. of or relating to ancient Olympia

O•lym•pic

(əˈlɪm 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.
n.
[1590–1600; < Latin Olympicus of Olympus, of Olympia < Greek Olympikós. See Olympus, -ic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.Olympic - of or relating to the Olympic Games; "Olympic winners"
2.Olympic - of the region of Olympia in Greece or its inhabitants; "Olympian plain"
Translations
أولِمْبي
Olympiske Lege
olimpiaiolümposzi
ólympskur, ólympíu-
olimpinės žaidynės
olimpiskās spēles
olimpijski
Olimpiyat OyunlarıOlimpiyatlar

Olympic

ʊˈlɪmpɪk]
A. ADJolímpico
B. N the Olympicslas Olimpiadas
C. CPD the Olympic Games NPLlas Olimpiadas
Olympic medallist Nmedallero/a m/f olímpico/a
Olympic torch Nantorcha f olímpica

Olympic

[əˈlɪmpɪk]
adjolympique
to Olympic standard → au niveau olympique Olympics
npl
the Olympics → les Jeux mpl olympiquesOlympic Games npl
the Olympic Games → les Jeux mpl olympiques

Olympic

adjolympisch; Olympic medallist (Brit) or medalist (US) → Olympiamedaillengewinner(in) m(f)
n Olympics
pl the Olympicsdie Olympiade, die Olympischen Spiele

Olympic

:
Olympic champion
nOlympiasieger(in) m(f)
Olympic flame
Olympic Games
pl the Olympicdie Olympiade, die Olympischen Spiele
Olympic stadium
Olympic torch

Olympic

[əʊˈlɪmpɪk] adjolimpico/a

Olympic

(əˈlimpik) : the Olympic Games (also the Olympics)
a sports competition held once every four years for amateur competitors from all parts of the world.
References in classic literature ?
He, the benefactor of the Athenian people, whose whole life has been spent in doing them good, should at least have the Olympic victor's reward of maintenance in the Prytaneum.
He contemplated that beautiful nature lighted by the moon; he reviewed once more the glorious future he had longed for; he passed through towns that were stirred by his name; he heard the applauding crowds; he breathed the incense of his fame; he adored that life long dreamed of; radiant, he sprang to radiant triumphs; he raised his stature; he evoked his illusions to bid them farewell in a last Olympic feast.
Danglars made no reply; he was occupied in anticipations of the coming scene between himself and the baroness, whose frowning brow, like that of Olympic Jove, predicted a storm.
This man was very fond of Diocles, a victor in the Olympic games, and when he left his country from a disgust at an improper passion which his mother Alithoe had entertained for him, and settled at Thebes, Philolaus followed him, where they both died, and where they still show their tombs placed in view of each other, but so disposed, that one of them looks towards Corinth, the other does not; the reason they give for this is, that Diodes, from his detestation of his mother's passion, would have his tomb so placed that no one could see Corinth from it; but Philolaus chose that it might be seen from his: and this was the cause of their living at Thebes.
The dignitary himself had been General Epanchin's protector from his youth up; and the general considered him so majestic a personage that he would have felt a hearty contempt for himself if he had even for one moment allowed himself to pose as the great man's equal, or to think of him--in his fear and reverence-as anything less than an Olympic God
And from all these evils they will be delivered, and their life will be blessed as the life of Olympic victors and yet more blessed.
The Olympic victor, I said, is deemed happy in receiving a part only of the blessedness which is secured to our citizens, who have won a more glorious victory and have a more complete maintenance at the public cost.
And what do you say, now that the life of our protectors is made out to be far better and nobler than that of Olympic victors-- is the life of shoemakers, or any other artisans, or of husbandmen, to be compared with it?
But a milk cart rattled noisily across the distant perspective; a butcher boy, driving with the noble recklessness of a charioteer at Olympic Games, dashed round the corner sitting high above a pair of red wheels.
The third, the Olympic, is a tiny show-box for vaudevilles and burlesques.
This will be the crown jewel of the Olympics, as it was twice before," said Barry Sanders, chairman of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games.
Bloomberg, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, and NYC2012, the committee leading New York's bid for the Olympic Games in 2012, made the announcement last week.