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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Greek Mythology Of or relating to the greater gods and goddesses of the ancient Greek pantheon, whose abode was Mount Olympus.
  • adjective Majestic in manner.
  • adjective Superior to mundane affairs.
  • adjective Surpassing all others in scope and effect.
  • adjective Of or relating to the Olympic Games.
  • adjective Of or relating to the region of Olympia in Greece or its inhabitants.
  • noun Greek Mythology One of the 12 major gods and goddesses inhabiting Mount Olympus.
  • noun One who is superior to all others.
  • noun A contestant in either the ancient or the modern Olympic Games.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of the region of Olympia in Greece.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as Olympic.
  • noun A dweller in Olympus; one of the twelve greater gods of Greece—Zeus, Hera, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephæstus, Hestia, Poseidon, and Demeter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Olympus, a mountain of Thessaly, fabled as the seat of the gods, or to Olympia, a small plain in Elis.
  • proper noun A god who dwells on Olympus.
  • proper noun An inhabitant of Olympia.
  • proper noun An athlete who competes in the Olympics.
  • adjective Pertaining to, characteristic of, or fitting for one of the gods on Olympus; grand, majestic, or aloof.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or relating to the Greek gods; godlike, celestial.
  • adjective Aloof; remote and superior.
  • adjective Of or relating to Olympia or Mount Olympus.
  • adjective Of or relating the Olympic Games.
  • noun mythology Any of the 12 principal gods of the Greek pantheon; Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Ares, Hermes, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Demeter, and Hades.
  • noun Someone from Olympia.
  • noun sports An athlete competing in the Olympics.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an athlete who participates in the Olympic games
  • adjective of or pertaining to the greater gods of ancient Greece whose abode was Mount Olympus
  • noun a classical Greek god after the overthrow of the Titans
  • adjective far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
  • adjective of the region of Olympia in Greece or its inhabitants
  • adjective majestic in manner or bearing; superior to mundane matters

Etymologies

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From Latin Olympius +‎ -an.

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