a plain in ancient Elis, Greece, where the ancient Olympic Games were held.
Also called Olympia oyster. a common oyster, Ostrea lurida, of the Pacific coast of North America.
a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “of Olympus.”
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How to use Olympia in a sentence
She last won a Grand Slam, tying Steffi Graf with her 23rd title, in Australia in 2017 when she was in the first months of pregnancy with daughter Olympia.Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka have a brief but memorable history | Cindy Boren | February 17, 2021 | Washington Post
According to Ohanian, his experience as husband to tennis legend Serena Williams and as father to their daughter Olympia, has pushed him to think about his role in the world—and the legacy he’s leaving behind.Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Speaks with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex About Building a Better Tech Industry | Tara Law | October 20, 2020 | Time
Olympia District 16 in McLean County publishes its own online dashboard that updates daily.Illinois Has Had COVID-19 Outbreaks in 44 Schools but Won’t Say Where They’ve Occurred | by Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica, and Jennifer Smith Richards, Chicago Tribune | October 8, 2020 | ProPublica
“We’re pretty sure there’s at least one nest” somewhere near Birch Bay along the Washington coast, says Karla Salp, a spokesperson for the Washington State Department of Agriculture in Olympia.A new map shows where Asian giant hornets could thrive in the U.S. | Curtis Segarra | October 1, 2020 | Science News
In order to build a bit of stability, when Rivera was 7 his parents chose to settle in Olympia, Washington — just over 60 miles south of Seattle — for a few years, and his grandparents left Puerto Rico for the Pacific Northwest to help with the kids.
He left the car at a gas station a block from the Olympia, and it was 6:55 when he walked into the dressing room.
The books have sold over six million copies, and birthed a TV mini-series in the early 1990s starring Olympia Dukakis.
Charlotte Olympia deleted the picture hours after it went viral.Riccardo Tisci Styled a Car Wreck for CR Fashion Book; Beyoncé Reveals Stylish Prom Picture | The Fashion Beast Team | October 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
This modest dive bar in Olympia, Washington, is more than meets the eye.Smoking Ban? Here's Where Cigarettes Are Still Allowed | Abby Haglage | February 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
So the Olympia Snowe types who helped broker compromises have left or been defeated.Why the 112th Congress Was The Worst, and the Next One Won’t Be Much Better | Howard Kurtz | January 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Olympia hurled about 70 5-inch shells and 16 8-inch shells, and the Petrel and the Raleigh about the same number each.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
He carried within him an Olympia of his own, to the deities of which he did homage with all his soul.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
He started out with his flagship, named the Reina Cristina, straight for the Olympia, which he hoped to cut in two.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
In an instant a great eight-inch shell from the Olympia went screaming through the air.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
The facilities at Olympia for carrying on excavations are stated by Professor Ross to be very great.
British Dictionary definitions for Olympia
a plain in Greece, in the NW Peloponnese: in ancient times a major sanctuary of Zeus and site of the original Olympic Games
a port in W Washington, the state capital, on Puget Sound. Pop: 43 963 (2003 est)
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