[uh-lim-pee-uh n, oh-lim-]
- an Olympian deity.
- a contender in the Olympic Games.
- a native or inhabitant of Olympia.
Origin of Olympian
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Examples from the Web for olympian
Olympian Kevin Jackson later accused du Pont of firing him from Team Foxcatcher for being black.Foxcatcher’s Real-Life Psycho Killer
November 18, 2014
The double amputee Olympian is charged with the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.The Daily Beast Looks Ahead: March 3-9
March 3, 2014
But her immediate response to being unable to compete—“Am I still an Olympian?”What’s a Key to Victory in Sochi? Coming So Close to Defeat.
February 23, 2014
If he does, he will be the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time.Why the Biathlon Makes Bonds of Us All
February 16, 2014
Olympian Daley received a deluge of goodwill messages after announcing he was in a gay relationship last December.England’s Women’s Soccer Captain Casey Stoney Comes Out
February 12, 2014
One might have been a model for the seraphs of Christian faith, the other an Olympian deity.
The best of his works is the Olympian Zeus, made at Elis after his exile.
What an insult should we offer to Olympian runners if we were to put the first last and the last first!Laws
Upon this he pushed on into Olympian territory and did sacrifice to Olympian Zeus.Hellenica
To Vernon, who possessed the appetite of the convalescent, the meal was an Olympian feast.Nell, of Shorne Mills
- of or relating to Mount Olympus or to the classical Greek gods
- majestic or godlike in manner or bearing
- superior to mundane considerations, esp when impractical
- of or relating to ancient Olympia or its inhabitants
- a god of Olympus
- an inhabitant or native of ancient Olympia
- mainly US a competitor in the Olympic Games
Word Origin and History for olympian
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