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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Olympic  \O*lym"pic\,  or  Olympian  \O*lym"pi*an\,  games  \games\  . 
  A  modified  revival  of  the  ancient  Olympian  games,  consisting 
  of  international  athletic  games,  races,  etc.,  now  held  once 
  in  four  years,  the  first  having  been  at  Athens  in  1896. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Olympian  \O*lym"pi*an\  (-an),  Olympic  \O*lym"pic\  (-p[i^]k),  a. 
  [L.  Olympius,  Olympicus,  Gr  'Oly`mpios,  'Olympiko`s,  fr 
  'O`lympos:  cf  F.  olympique  See  {Olympiad}.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  Olympus,  a  mountain  of  Thessaly,  fabled 
  as  the  seat  of  the  gods,  or  to  Olympia,  a  small  plain  in 
  Elis. 
 
  {Olympic  games},  or  {Olympics}  (Greek  Antiq.),  the  greatest 
  of  the  national  festivals  of  the  ancient  Greeks, 
  consisting  of  athletic  games  and  races,  dedicated  to 
  Olympian  Zeus,  celebrated  once  in  four  years  at  Olympia, 
  and  continuing  five  days. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Olympic 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  the  Olympic  Games;  "Olympic  winners"  [syn: 
  {Olympic}] 
  2:  of  the  region  of  Olympia  in  Greece  or  its  inhabitants; 
  "Olympian  plain"  [syn:  {Olympian},  {Olympic}] 




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