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OLYMPIAD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Olympiad mean? 

OLYMPIAD (noun)
  The noun OLYMPIAD has 2 senses:

1. one of the four-year intervals between Olympic Games; used to reckon time in ancient Greece for twelve centuries beginning in 776 BC
2. the modern revival of the ancient games held once every 4 years in a selected country

  Familiarity information: OLYMPIAD used as a noun is rare.


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OLYMPIAD (noun)


Sense 1Olympiad [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of the four-year intervals between Olympic Games; used to reckon time in ancient Greece for twelve centuries beginning in 776 BC

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

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

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)


Sense 2Olympiad [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The modern revival of the ancient games held once every 4 years in a selected country

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

Olympic Games; Olympics; Olympiad

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

athletic competition; athletic contest; athletics (a contest between athletes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Olympiad"):

Winter Olympic Games; Winter Olympics (an Olympics for winter sports)


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