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MARATHON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Marathon mean? 

MARATHON (noun)
  The noun MARATHON has 3 senses:

1. any long and arduous undertaking
2. a footrace of 26 miles 385 yards
3. a battle in 490 BC in which the Athenians and their allies defeated the Persians

  Familiarity information: MARATHON used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MARATHON (noun)


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Meaning:

Any long and arduous undertaking

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

endurance contest; marathon

Hypernyms ("marathon" is a kind of...):

labor; project; task; undertaking (any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted)


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Meaning:

A footrace of 26 miles 385 yards

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("marathon" is a kind of...):

foot race; footrace; run (a race run on foot)


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Meaning:

A battle in 490 BC in which the Athenians and their allies defeated the Persians

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

battle of Marathon; Marathon

Instance hypernyms:

pitched battle (a fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place)

Domain region:

Ellas; Greece; Hellenic Republic (a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil)


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