Athens

geographical name
Ath·ens | \ˈa-thənz \

Definition of Athens 

1 or Greek Athínai \ä-ˈthē-(ˌ)ne \ or ancient Athenae \ə-ˈthē-(ˌ)nē \ city and capital of Greece near the Saronic Gulf population 748,110

Note: Among the numerous ancient structures in Athens is the Parthenon, a temple built on the city's Acropolis in the fifth century b.c. that is considered to be the supreme example of Doric architecture.

2 city in northeastern Georgia coextensive with Clarke county population 115,452

Note: The campus of the University of Georgia is in Athens.

3 city in northern Alabama population 21,897

4 city in southeastern Ohio population 23,832

Note: The campus of Ohio University is in Athens.

Other Words from Athens

Athenian \ə-ˈthē-nē-ən, -nyən \ adjective or noun

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