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A mountain range of northern Greece near the Aegean coast. It rises to 2,919 m (9,577 ft) at Mount Olympus, the highest point in Greece and home of the mythical Greek gods.
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1. (Placename) Mount Olympus a mountain in NE Greece: the highest mountain in Greece, believed in Greek mythology to be the dwelling place of the greater gods. Height: 2911 m (9550 ft). Modern Greek name: Ólimbos
2. (Placename) Mount Olympus a mountain in NW Washington: highest peak of the Olympic Mountains. Height: 2427 m (7965 ft)
3. a poetic word for heaven
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O•lym•pus(əˈlɪm pəs, oʊˈlɪm-)
1. a mountain in NE Greece, on the boundary between Thessaly and Macedonia: mythical abode of the Greek gods. 9730 ft. (2966 m).
2. a mountain in NW Washington: highest peak of the Olympic Mountains. 7954 ft. (2424 m).
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|Noun||1.||Olympus - a mountain peak in northeast Greece near the Aegean coast; believed by ancient Greeks to be the dwelling place of the gods (9,570 feet high)|
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Olympus[əʊˈlɪmpəs] N → Olimpo m
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n (also Mount Olympus) → der Olymp
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Olympus[əʊˈlɪmpəs] n (Geog, Myth) → Olimpo
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