- Mount, a mountain in NE Greece, on the boundary between Thessaly and Macedonia: mythical abode of the greater Grecian gods. 9730 feet (2966 meters).
- a mountain in NW Washington: highest peak of the Olympic Mountains. 7954 feet (2424 meters).
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Contemporary Examples of olympus
Du Maurier was one of the great names of British theatre, she regarded ‘a summons’ from him to be a ‘bugle call from Olympus.’Tallulah Bankhead: Gay, Drunk and Liberated in an Era of Excess Art
January 25, 2014
For its own part, KPMG missed a $1.7 billion accounting scandal at Japanese company Olympus.How HP’s Disastrous Deal Blows a Hole in Consulting
November 21, 2012
Historical Examples of olympus
It was a mountain of ghosts as Olympus was a mountain of gods.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
Rachel looked upon him as one might look upon a god from Olympus.The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Whilst we wait in this Olympus of gods, we think of nature as an appendix to the soul.Nature
Ralph Waldo Emerson
But He does not use His lightnings as did the father of Olympus.The Strolling Saint
Nor is the term Olympus as applied to these hills a redundant flight of fancy.Legends of Wailuku
- Mount Olympus a mountain in NE Greece: the highest mountain in Greece, believed in Greek mythology to be the dwelling place of the greater gods. Height: 2911 m (9550 ft)Modern Greek name: Ólimbos
- Mount Olympus a mountain in NW Washington: highest peak of the Olympic Mountains. Height: 2427 m (7965 ft)
- a poetic word for heaven
Word Origin and History for olympus
high mountain in Thessaly, abode of the gods, from Greek Olympos, of unknown origin. The name was given to several mountains, each seemingly the highest in its district.