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OLYMPIC GAMES

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Olympic Games mean? 

OLYMPIC GAMES (noun)
  The noun OLYMPIC GAMES has 2 senses:

1. the modern revival of the ancient games held once every 4 years in a selected country
2. the ancient Panhellenic celebration at Olympia in honor of Zeus; held every 4 years beginning in 776 BC

  Familiarity information: OLYMPIC GAMES used as a noun is rare.


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OLYMPIC GAMES (noun)


Sense 1Olympic Games [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 ("Olympic Games" is a kind of...):

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

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

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


Sense 2Olympic Games [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The ancient Panhellenic celebration at Olympia in honor of Zeus; held every 4 years beginning in 776 BC

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

Olympian Games; Olympic Games

Hypernyms ("Olympic Games" is a kind of...):

agon (a festivity in ancient Greece at which competitors contended for prizes)


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