Athens

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geographical name Ath·ens \ˈa-thənz\

Definition of Athens

  1. 1 or Greek Athínaiplay \ä-ˈthē-(ˌ)ne\ or ancient Athenaeplay \ə-ˈthē-(ˌ)nē\ 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. 2 city in northeastern Georgia coextensive with Clarke county population 115,452 The campus of the University of Georgia is in Athens.

  3. 3 city in northern Alabama population 21,897

  4. 4 city in southeastern Ohio population 23,832 The campus of Ohio University is in Athens.

Athenian

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ATHENS Defined for English Language Learners

Athens

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geographical name Ath·ens \ˈa-thənz\

Definition of Athens for English Language Learners

  • : U.S. city, Georgia

  • : city in Greece



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