Olympic Games

plural noun

Definition of Olympic Games

1 : an ancient Panhellenic festival held every fourth year and made up of contests of sports, music, and literature with the victor's prize a crown of wild olive
2 : a modified revival of the ancient Olympic Games consisting of international athletic contests that are held at separate winter and summer gatherings at four year intervals

called also Olympics

First Known Use of Olympic Games

circa 1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Olympic Games was circa 1586

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“Olympic Games.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Olympic%20Games. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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Olympic Games

noun plural

Kids Definition of Olympic Games

: a series of international athletic contests held as separate winter and summer events in a different country every four years

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