What does the word olympic mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Of or pertaining to Mt. Olympus in Thessaly, northern Greece.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Of or pertaining to the sacred vale of Olympia in the Peloponnesus, Greece.

Usage examples for olympic

  1. They cannot, by any means, be brought to an agreement as to the very age in which he lived; for some of them say that he flourished in the time of Iphitus, and that they two jointly contrived the ordinance for the cessation of arms during the solemnity of the Olympic games. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. To accustom them to mount firmly and with grace, they practiced exercises in vaulting, for which it seemed to me they would have no use except at the Olympic circus. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  3. She was immediately engaged under Daly's management, and in May 1879 she came forth at the Olympic theatre, New York, as Big Clemence in that author's version of L'Assommoir. – Shadows of the Stage by William Winter