the Olympics

Definition of the Olympics

:a series of international athletic contests held in a different country once every four years

Word by Word Definitions

Olympic Games olympics
  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


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