Wiktionary:Word of the day/2021/July 23

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Word of the day
for July 23
Olympian adj
  1. (not comparable) Of or relating to Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece; or (Greek mythology) the Greek gods and goddesses who were believed to live there.
  2. (comparable, by extension) Resembling a Greek deity in some way.
    1. Celestial, heavenly; also, godlike.
    2. Acting in a remote and superior manner; aloof.


  1. (historical) Of or relating to the town of Olympia in Elis, Greece.
  2. (sports)
    1. (historical) Of or relating to the ancient Olympic Games held at Olympia; Olympic.
    2. Of or relating to the modern Olympic Games; Olympic.

Olympian n

  1. (Greek mythology) Any of the 12 principal gods and goddesses of the Greek pantheon (Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Ares, Hermes, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Demeter, and Hades); (specifically) preceded by the: Zeus, the supreme ruler of the Greek deities.
  2. (figuratively) A person with superior talents or towering achievements.


  1. An inhabitant of the city of Olympia, the capital of Washington, United States.
  2. (sports)
    1. (historical) A sportsperson competing in the ancient Olympic Games.
    2. A sportsperson competing in the modern Olympic Games.

PointingHand.svg The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, are due to begin today after having been postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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