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Mar·a·thon

 (măr′ə-thŏn′)
A village and plain of ancient Greece northeast of Athens. It was the site of a major Athenian victory over the Persians in 490 bc.

mar·a·thon

 (măr′ə-thŏn′)
n.
1. Sports
a. A cross-country footrace of 26 miles, 385 yards (42.195 kilometers).
b. A long-distance race other than a footrace: a swimming marathon.
2.
a. A contest of endurance: a dance marathon.
b. An event or activity that requires prolonged effort, endurance, or attention.

[After Marathon (so called because a messenger ran from there to Athens to announce a victory over the Persians in 490 bc).]
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marathon

(ˈmærəθən)
n
1. (Athletics (Track & Field)) a race on foot of 26 miles 385 yards (42.195 kilometres): an event in the modern Olympics
2.
a. any long or arduous task, assignment, etc
b. (as modifier): a marathon effort.
[referring to the feat of the messenger who ran more than 20 miles from Marathon to Athens to bring the news of victory in 490 bc]

Marathon

(ˈmærəθən)
n
(Placename) a plain in Attica northeast of Athens: site of a victory of the Athenians and Plataeans over the Persians (490 bc)
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mar•a•thon

(ˈmær əˌθɒn, -θən)

n.
1. a foot race over a course measuring 26 mi. 385 yd. (42 km 195 m).
2. any long-distance race.
3. an extended contest or event requiring great endurance: a dance marathon.
[1896; allusion to Pheidippides' 26-mi. (42-km) run from Marathon to Athens to carry news of the Greek victory over the Persians]

Mar•a•thon

(ˈmær əˌθɒn)

n.
1. a plain in SE Greece, in Attica: the Athenians defeated the Persians here 490 B.C.
2. an ancient village near this plain.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marathon - any long and arduous undertakingmarathon - any long and arduous undertaking  
project, task, undertaking, labor - any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"
2.marathon - a footrace of 26 miles 385 yardsmarathon - a footrace of 26 miles 385 yards  
foot race, footrace, run - a race run on foot; "she broke the record for the half-mile run"
3.marathon - a battle in 490 BC in which the Athenians and their allies defeated the PersiansMarathon - a battle in 490 BC in which the Athenians and their allies defeated the Persians
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
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Translations
سِبَاقُ الْـمَارَثُونمرثون: سِباق عَدْو طَويل
maratonmaratón
maratonmaratonløb
maraton
maraton
maratonmaratoni futás
maraòonhlaup
マラソン
마라톤
Marathon
maratonas
maratons
maratónmaratónsky
maraton
maraton
การวิ่งแข่งมาราธอน
cuộc đua marathon

marathon

[ˈmærəθən]
A. N (Sport) → maratón m
B. ADJ (fig) → maratoniano
C. CPD marathon runner Ncorredor(a) m/f de maratón
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

marathon

[ˈmærəθən]
n (= race) → marathon m
the London marathon → le marathon de Londres
to run a marathon → faire un marathon
adj [task, session] a marathon session → une séance-marathonmarathon runner ncoureur/euse m/f de marathon, marathonien(ne) m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

marathon

n
(lit)Marathon(lauf) m; marathon runnerMarathonläufer(in) m(f)
(fig)Marathon nt; this film is a real marathondas ist wirklich ein Marathonfilm
adjMarathon-; negotiationsendlos (lang); marathon speech/filmMarathonrede f/-film m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

marathon

[ˈmærəθn]
1. nmaratona
2. adj (debate) → lunghissimo
a marathon session → una seduta fiume
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

marathon

(ˈmӕrəθən) , ((American) -θon) noun
a long-distance footrace, usually 42km 195m (26 miles 385 yd). He came third in the marathon; (also adjective) a marathon race/discussion.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

marathon

سِبَاقُ الْـمَارَثُون maraton maraton Marathon μαραθώνιος maratón maraton marathon maraton maratona マラソン 마라톤 marathon maraton maraton maratona марафон maraton การวิ่งแข่งมาราธอน maraton cuộc đua marathon 马拉松赛
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