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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Olympus a mountain peak in northeast Greece near the Aegean coast; believed by ancient Greeks to be the dwelling place of the gods (9,570 feet high)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Mars is the home of Olympus Mons, the largest known volcano in our solar system
    • n Olympus In Greek myth, the abode of the gods: identified in classical Greek times with Mount Olympus in Thessaly, later used for a supposed home of the gods in or beyond the sky; hence, sometimes used as equivalent to heaven.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A meteor has only destroyed one satellite, which was the European Space Agency's Olympus in 1993.
    • Olympus the abode of the gods, supposed to have been Mount Olympus in Thessaly
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. olympias, -ados, belonging to Olympia in Elis.


In literature:

Both now went to Olympus, when the sun-god told them the true state of the case.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
Out of what Olympus had she descended upon these remote Atlantic isles?
"Major Vigoureux" by A. T. Quiller-Couch
But each is a god, though the one sits ever on Olympus, while the other is as one from Tartarus.
"Critical Miscellanies, Vol. I" by John Morley
You remember the fable of the giants' piling Pelion upon Ossa in order to scale Olympus.
"Manasseh" by Maurus Jokai
He lifts up his eyes wonderingly to snowy Olympus crowned with Pillsbury's Best.
"By the Christmas Fire" by Samuel McChord Crothers
In the Iliad, the rainbow is the goddess Iris, the messenger of the King of Olympus.
"Sketch of the Mythology of the North American Indians" by John Wesley Powell
It's Olympus, after all!
"Boycotted" by Talbot Baines Reed
Jupiter, who then reigned over Olympus, condemned me to the most cruel of tortures.
"Brazilian Tales" by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
Euripides, in the Iphigenia in Aulis (l. 576) says that Olympus discovered some new measures for the 'tibia,' or flute.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
Venus descending from Olympus?
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
The new times are preparing, in still another manner; the gods are to come down from Olympus and dwell once more among men.
"A Literary History of the English People" by Jean Jules Jusserand
Olympus a republic, 284 n. 19; Sacrifices on, 143.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
Our Lord who reigns on Olympus' summit would not have thee stray too freely in heaven's upper air.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
While the echoes still re-echoed, there came from Olympus the voice of Zeus himself.
"A Book of Myths" by Jean Lang
Who is there, outside Olympus, that can master any of these at sight?
"The Book-Hunter at Home" by P. B. M. Allan
The Olympus of Homer and of Virgil, as has been well said, becomes the Olympus of Ovid.
"Diderot and the Encyclopædists" by John Morley
Thus, the divinities have feasted, at your board, off the same viands that supply their banquets on Olympus.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
If a goddess condescended from Olympus, he would woo her with hot blood and cold brain.
"The Proud Prince" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
Never before had we felt so much like Jupiter on Olympus.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
Consider the simian amorousness of Jupiter, and the brawls on Olympus.
"This Simian World" by Clarence Day

In poetry:

So the eternal soul-blanch, she,--
Olympus, awful snow,--
To sheen to mortals, took life's prism,--
Iris-like below.
"Immortal Eve - III" by Manmohan Ghose
Because, serene, it never blinked
At sheen or shadow of the sun,
But Hades and Olympus linked
With Salamis and Marathon;
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
O'erhead, no Zeus or frowns or nods,
Olympus none in air or skies;
Below, a sepulchre of Gods,
And tombs of dead Divinities.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Enthroned in awful majesty
Kronion wields the bolt on high:
In abject fear Olympus rocks
When wrathfully he shakes his locks.
"The Triumph Of Love" by Friedrich von Schiller
The tale of Jamestown, which I need not gild,
With that of Plymouth, by the World is seen,
But none, in visions, fancifully build
Olympus in between.
"Arms And The Man - The Colonies" by James Barron Hope
That Past is gone; its sylvan shrines have crumbled;
From lake and grove the gentle fauns have fled;
Its myths are scorned, Olympus has been humbled,
And Pan is dead.
"Beside Lake Como" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

Although it's styled after a 1970s film camera, the Olympus OM-D EM-5 is a decidedly modern, brilliant entrant in the Micro Four Thirds category.
In this Feb 27, 2012 file photo, newly-appointed President of Olympus Corp.
A man looks at Olympus Corp's products displayed at an electronics shop in Tokyo ( YURIKO NAKAO, REUTERS / November 12, 2012 ).
Olympus Sued by Manulife, 47 Investors for $241 Million.
Olympus Investors Seek $240M Compensation.
What's Changed a Year After the Olympus Scandal.
Olympus Rises After Raising Full-Year Net Income Forecast.
Friday Night Lights' Creator Developing FOX's Greek God Drama ' Olympus .
From gods of the stadium, to the gods of ' Olympus, ' Peter Berg sure is keeping busy these days.
FilmDistrict acquires ' Olympus Has Fallen'.
Viliami Sekona had 20 carries for 129 yards, while Austin Peterson had 17 carries for 124 yards to down Olympus in the 4A first round.
Coleman Meier was the hero for Olympus as he scored two rushing touchdowns including the game-winner with five seconds left.
Olympus National Park, Greece.
But the holiday season is approaching and Olympus is first out of the stocks with the LS-12 and the LS-14.
President and Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai, left, and Olympus Corp.

In science:

Olympus inverted microscope coupled either to a CCD camera (Sensicam, Photon Lines) used at a frame rate of 10Hz or to a high speed CCD camera (Miro, Phantom) used at a frame rate of 400Hz.
The random walk of a low-Reynolds-number swimmer
Electron diffraction patterns were collected at room temperature using transmission electron microscope Philips CM120 equipped with CCD camera Olympus Veleta with 14 bit dynamical range.
Antiferrodistortive phase transition in EuTiO3
Your attempt is noble, Maybe the Gods of Olympus will smile on you one day.
Comment on a Paper by Yucai Su On Jacobian Conjecture (Dec 30, 2005
Unfortunately (a usual story when fashion permeates physics), people in search of quick and easy paths to Olympus tend to overdo themselves.
Reflections and Impressionistic Portrait at the Conference "Frontiers Beyond the Standard Model," FTPI, Oct. 2012
Olympus polarizing microscope, an Olympus Magnafire Imaging System, and an Oxford Microstat.
Direct Observation of Coexistence of Ferromagnetism and Superconductivity in RuSr2(Gd0.7Ce0.3)2Cu2O10
In some cases, I made simultaneous audio and video recordings to minimize the chance that data would be lost. For this purpose, I used a battery-powered digital recorder, the Olympus DS-2 digital audio recorder.
Technical paper: Collecting classroom video on a budget