noun (often lowercase)
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Origin of Olympiad
OTHER WORDS FROM OlympiadO·lym·pi·ad·ic, adjective
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How to use Olympiad in a sentence
The Moscow Olympiad in 1980 was boycotted partially, not revoked.
Mustering a coalition of disapproval for the World Cup should be much easier than it would be for an Olympiad.
Monday, July 15, 1912, was the last day of the Fifth Olympiad in Stockholm.The Most Wonderful Athlete in the World: Jim Thorpe’s Story|Kate Buford|August 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In her final Olympiad, Khorkina was once again a favorite, but lost to Patterson by .176.Olympics ‘Travesty’: Jordyn Wieber’s All-Around Gymnastics Exclusion|Tricia Romano|July 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The estival solstice of Meton, the Athenian, corresponds with this day, in the 87th Olympiad.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The death of this philosopher happened in the first year of the 114th Olympiad, on the same day that Alexander died at Babylon.
And so I say of the Olympiad—'777 years, be the same more or less.'The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey
Thus in the fourth year of the 101st Olympiad, the Greeks were startled by a celestial portent.The Astronomy of the Bible|E. Walter Maunder
The interval between the celebrations was called an Olympiad, and the Greeks usually counted time in this manner.The Student's Mythology|Catherine Ann White