[ uh-lim-pik, oh-lim- ]


  1. of or relating to the Olympic Games:

    an Olympic contender.

  2. of or relating to Olympia, in Greece.
  3. pertaining to Mount Olympus, in Greece.


  1. an Olympian deity.


/ əˈlɪmpɪk /


  1. of or relating to the Olympic Games
  2. of or relating to ancient Olympia
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Olympic1

1590–1600; < Latin Olympicus of Olympus, of Olympia < Greek Olympikós. See Olympus, -ic
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Example Sentences

The three-day Winter Cup, scheduled to get underway Friday with first day of the men’s senior competition and to be followed by the women Saturday, won’t have a direct bearing on the makeup of the 2021 Olympic team.

Olympic preparations will continue April 5-13 with two friendlies in Europe against opponents to be announced.

With only 20 Olympic roster slots available, three fewer than for the World Cup, players such as Macario and Purce need to make the most of their opportunities.

In an article in Runner’s World, you mentioned that getting back into running at this stage in your life gives you a chance to pursue “unfinished business,” and that making an Olympic team was always your ultimate aspiration as a runner.

I knew then that was no way this wouldn’t make the Olympic stage.

After Olympic boxer Guillermo Rigondeux defected, his family suffered a form of domestic exile.

Available at Olympic Provisions Mexico: The Cookbook, $33 Is there anything better than genuine Mexican food?

The 41-year-old claims she met the Olympic champion on Tinder, and they fell in love.

We did a lot in our seven years for the kids, brought the Olympic Games to the country.

Andy Johns engineered the sessions and we recorded it at Olympic Studios.

The Pointsman is likely to remain on the line of the Olympic bills for many a week to come.

Diogenes one day heard a herald publish that Dioxippus had conquered men at the Olympic games.

When he was twelve years old, Zelter placed him in the Olympic in Weimar, where he made remarkable progress.

This subspecies was named from the Olympic Peninsula of Washington.

Fig. 240 shows a cabin in the Olympic mountains, but it is only the ordinary American log cabin with a shake roof and no windows.





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