[ uh-lim-pee-uh, oh-lim- ]

  1. a plain in ancient Elis, Greece, where the ancient Olympic Games were held.

  2. a city in and the capital of Washington State, on the southern end of Puget Sound.

  1. Also called Olympia oyster. a common oyster, Ostrea lurida, of the Pacific coast of North America.

  2. a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “of Olympus.”

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/ (əˈlɪmpɪə) /

  1. a plain in Greece, in the NW Peloponnese: in ancient times a major sanctuary of Zeus and site of the original Olympic Games

  2. a port in W Washington, the state capital, on Puget Sound. Pop: 43 963 (2003 est)

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