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Definition of 'olympian'


  1. an athlete who participates in the Olympic games
  2. a classical Greek god after the overthrow of the Titans
       Synonyms: Olympic god


  1. of the region of Olympia in Greece or its inhabitants; "Olympian plain"
       Synonyms: Olympic
  2. of or pertaining to the greater gods of ancient Greece whose abode was Mount Olympus; "Olympian deities"
  3. majestic in manner or bearing; superior to mundane matters; "his majestic presence"; "olympian detachment"; "olympian beauty and serene composure"
       Synonyms: majestic
  4. far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree; "a night of exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory"; "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"; "the young Mozart's prodigious talents"
       Synonyms: exceeding exceptional prodigious surpassing

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