Definition of Olympic in English:


Syllabification: O·lym·pic
Pronunciation: /əˈlimpik, ōˈlim-


Of or relating to the ancient city of Olympia or the Olympic Games: an Olympic champion
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  • They don't have to be an Olympic rower or an Olympic athlete to be able to do the sport.
  • If you win an Olympic Gold medal you become a hugely marketable item, and will earn vast sums of money.
  • A few years ago I was sailing in an international event which was an Olympic qualifier.


late 16th century: via Latin from Greek Olumpikos 'of Olympus or Olympia', the latter (see Olympia) being the site of games in honor of Zeus of Olympus.

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