Definition of Athens
1 or Greek Athínai \ä-ˈthē-(ˌ)ne\play or ancient Athenae \ə-ˈthē-(ˌ)nē\play city and capital of Greece near the Saronic Gulf population 748,110 ◆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 ◆The campus of the University of Georgia is in Athens.
3 city in northern Alabama population 21,897 city in southeastern Ohio population 23,832 ◆The campus of Ohio University is in Athens.
Athenianplay \ə-ˈthē-nē-ən, -nyən\ adj or noun
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: U.S. city, Georgia
: city in Greece
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