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Olympic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Olympic of or relating to the Olympic Games "Olympic winners"
    • adj Olympic of the region of Olympia in Greece or its inhabitants "Olympian plain"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1960 Summer Olympics were the first Olympics to be aired on television by CBS
    • a Olympic Of or pertaining to Olympus, a mountain of Thessaly, fabled as the seat of the gods, or to Olympia, a small plain in Elis.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Tug of War was an Olympic event between 1900 and 1920
    • Olympic Pertaining to Olympus or Mount Olympus, or to Olympia in Greece.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Olympic torch weighs about 3 pounds
    • adjs Olympic pertaining to Olympia in Elis, where the Olympic games were celebrated, or to Mount Olympus in Thessaly, the seat of the gods
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Quotations

  • Joseph Heller
    Joseph Heller
    “Like Olympic medals and tennis trophies, all they signified was that the owner had done something of no benefit to anyone more capably than everyone else.”
  • Richard M. Nixon
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    “Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Olympius, Olympicus, Gr. 'Oly`mpios 'Olympiko`s, fr. 'O`lympos: cf. F. olympique,. See Olympiad
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. olympias, -ados, belonging to Olympia in Elis.

Usage

In literature:

They trained for the event as an Olympic athlete trains to-day for the Marathon.
"The Joyful Heart" by Robert Haven Schauffler
Ultimately he burned himself to death in public at the Olympic games, A.D. 165.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
The Olympic Theatre is also partly on the site of Craven House.
"The Strand District" by Sir Walter Besant
But the Olympic Games meant more than this.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The beautiful view of the Olympic range covered with snow, as seen from Government Street, is commented on as a sight worth seeing.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
The most renowned of all the celebrations of the ancient Greeks were the Olympic games.
"Nero" by Jacob Abbott
No Olympic games ever surpassed them.
"When Dreams Come True" by Ritter Brown
When he went to the Olympic festival of B.C.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 7 of 8"
I have to come up on Sunday for a charity concert at the Olympic, where I'm a patroness or something.
"The Education of Eric Lane" by Stephen McKenna
The red-backed mouse of the Olympic Peninsula was originally accorded specific rank.
"Comments on the Taxonomy and Geographic Distribution of North American Microtines" by E. Raymond Hall
We shall have to close the Olympic games.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
In fair {48} weather the long pink ridge of the Olympics could be seen towards Puget Sound.
"Pioneers of the Pacific Coast" by Agnes C. Laut
Miss Richards took charge of a booth at the Olympic Park Fair, assisted by Mrs. Campton.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
OLYMPIC, NATIONAL PARK AND OTHER HIGHWAYS.
"The Beauties of the State of Washington" by Harry F. Giles
Themistocles after the battle of Salamis could not have shown more pride at the Olympic games.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
The station outside was something Olympic but unfrequented.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Herodotus recited his History at the Olympic Games, B.C.
"Notes and Queries, Number 216, December 17, 1853" by Various
Olympe sat for a moment on his knee and stroked his long black hair.
"Eleven Possible Cases" by Frank R. Stockton
His pencil had no rival, and thrice he had been crowned victor of the Olympic games.
"The Scrap Book. Volume 1, No. 2" by Various
In 1854 the Olympic Club was formed in Boston, and for a year this was the only one in the field in New England.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 5" by Various
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In poetry:

But in that age-long sleep have waned
A myriad gods, or fled:
Olympic altars are disdained
And Gnostic Wisdom dead.
"Dominions Of The Boundary" by Bernard O Dowd
Brutal like all Olympic games,
Though fought with smiles and Christian names
And less dramatic,
This dialectic strife between
The civil gods is just as mean,
And more fanatic.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden
Without, a garden, neat and clean,
With leeks, and box forever green,
Where sage, rosemary, crimsons grow,
And savory, pot-herbs in a row;
With parsly, not unknown to fame,
Gay garland at the Olympic game.
"The Description of a Cottage" by Samuel Bowden

In news:

A worker walks past the Olympic Stadium at the Olympic Park in London on Tuesday.
0 From left to right, the USA¿s Kellie Wells and Dawn Harper, Canada¿s Phylicia George, and the USA¿s Lolo Jones take the gates during the women¿s 100m hurdles at Olympic Stadium, during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, in London on Tuesday.
This week's exciting Vancouver Olympics hockey games are in perfect sync with the Lake Placid Olympics of 1980.
I'm sure you've heard about the many hook ups that happen between athletes living in the Olympic Village during the Olympics.
Americans who win gold, silver or bronze at the Olympics gets a cash award from the US Olympic Committee of tens of thousands of dollars.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Peter Vidmar, an opponent of same-sex marriage, was named the liaison between the US team and the International Olympic Committee.
Commentator Brian O'Nuanain is getting Olympic fever and remembers back to stunning moment from a Non-Olympic event.
Three-time Olympic kayaker Scott Shipley grew up in Poulsbo, and his company, S2o, designed the whitewater course for the 2012 Olympics in London.
Lolo Jones (USA) reacts after finishing fourth in the women's 100m hurdles final during the 2012 London Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium.
London Olympics Fashion Faux Pas Click to View London Olympics Fashion Faux Pas.
Holley Mangold, Olympic weightlifter and sister of Jets' center Nick Mangold, discusses her weight, childhood and upcoming Olympics with Mary Carillo on HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.".
Chris Townsend, the former marketer who raised £2.4bn to stage the London 2012 Olympics, will look It s a very different challenge to fundraising for the Olympics, Townsend told Marketing .
The Olympic rings light up the stadium during the opening ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics Friday in London.
London organizers revealed the first details Wednesday of the Olympic flame's journey from Greece to Britain for the 2012 London Olympics.
Officials from the Olympic Village won't join their international brethren at this year's World Union of Olympic Cities summit in Brazil.
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In science:

Olympic-sized swimming pool of cleaning fluid.
How the sun shines
Besides the bipartite networks we just discussed above, B iT ector is further challenged on the networks of Olympic Games in Summer from 1896 to 2004.
Overlapping Community Detection in Bipartite Networks
In our experiments, the empirical value of f on the olympic data is set to 0.1.
Overlapping Community Detection in Bipartite Networks
Olympic Games, USA has still been keeping its advantage in water sports steadily.
Overlapping Community Detection in Bipartite Networks
We thank Xin Yang for the collection of the Olympic Games data greatly.
Overlapping Community Detection in Bipartite Networks
Consequently, we evaluate the cost of a test much like the merit of a dive in the Olympics: at any given level of difficulty (Γ) a score (Ψ) is assigned based on performance alone.
Hierarchical testing designs for pattern recognition
String theory appeared as an extension of the dual resonance model of hadrons in the early 1970, and by mid-1980 it raised expectations for the advent of “the theory of everything” to Olympic heights.
Reflections and Impressionistic Portrait at the Conference "Frontiers Beyond the Standard Model," FTPI, Oct. 2012
Particularly in athletics and in swimming records, like Olympic- or world-records, are always something special and noteworthy [2, 3].
Records in stochastic processes -- Theory and applications
The Olympic Games is a two-week long sports competition.
The Relativity Concept Inventory: development, analysis and results
An interested alien astronomer watches the Olympics from a distant planet moving at high speed relative to Earth.
The Relativity Concept Inventory: development, analysis and results
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