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Olympic Games

n.
1.
a. (used with a pl. verb) A group of modern international athletic contests held as separate winter and summer competitions every four years in a different city. In 1994 the winter games were moved ahead two years so that the winter and summer games would alternate every two years.
b. (used with a sing. verb) The set of contests that occur in one season: an Olympic Games that was boycotted by many countries.
2. (used with a pl. verb) A Pan-Hellenic festival in ancient Greece consisting of athletic games and contests of choral poetry and dance, first celebrated in 776 bc and held periodically until ad 393 on the plain of Olympia in honor of the Olympian Zeus. In this sense, also called Olympian Games; In all senses, also called Olympics.
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Olympic Games

n (functioning as singular or plural)
1. (Historical Terms) the greatest Panhellenic festival, held every fourth year in honour of Zeus at ancient Olympia. From 472 bc, it consisted of five days of games, sacrifices, and festivities
2. (General Sporting Terms) Also called: the Olympics the modern revival of these games, consisting of international athletic and sporting contests held every four years in a selected country since their inception in Athens in 1896. See also Winter Olympic Games
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Olym′pic Games′


n.pl.
1. Also, Olym′pian Games′. the greatest of the national festivals of ancient Greece, held every four years on the plain of Olympia in Elis.
2. a modern international sports competition traditionally held every four years but, after 1992, with Summer Games and Winter Games alternating every two years.
[1600–10]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Olympic Games - the modern revival of the ancient games held once every 4 years in a selected countryOlympic Games - the modern revival of the ancient games held once every 4 years in a selected country
athletic competition, athletic contest, athletics - a contest between athletes
Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics - an Olympics for winter sports
2.Olympic Games - the ancient Panhellenic celebration at Olympia in honor of Zeus; held every 4 years beginning in 776 BC
agon - a festivity in ancient Greece at which competitors contended for prizes
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Translations
olympijské hry
Olimpiaj ludoj
Nüüdisaegsed olümpiamängud
olympiakisatOlympialaiset
Jeux Olympiques
ओलम्पिक खेल
olimpiai játékok
Jocos Olympic
Ólympíuleikarnir
オリンピックオリンピック競技大会
Olympia (certamina)
ഒളിമ്പിക്സ്
Olympiske leker
Igrzyska olimpijskie
Jogos Olímpicos
Olympijské hry
Olimpijske igre
Олимпијске игре
Olympiska Spelen
Michezo ya Olimpiki
กีฬาโอลิมปิก
Олімпійські ігри
Thế vận hội

Olympic Games

npl the Olympic Gamesi giochi mpl olimpici
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