Olympian can refer to:


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  • Leyland Olympian, double decker bus
  • Volvo Olympian, double decker bus
  • Volvo Olympian (low-floor), also known as Volvo B9TL
  • Olympian (passenger train), a train operated by The Milwaukee Road between Chicago and Seattle
  • Olympian Hiawatha, the train that replaced the Olympian
  • Olympian (sidewheeler) A large sidewheel steamboat that operated on Puget Sound, the Columbia River and other parts of the Pacific northwest from about 1884 to 1890
  • Olympian (typeface), a typeface designed in 1970 by Matthew Carter


  • The Olympian, a daily newspaper based in Olympia, Washington




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  • Olympian — O*lym pi*an ([ o]*l[i^]m p[i^]*an), a. [L. See 1st {Olympian}, n.] Pertaining to, characteristic of, or fitting for one of the gods on Olympus; grand, majestic, or aloof. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Olympian — O*lym pi*an ([ o]*l[i^]m p[i^]*an), prop. n. [L. See 1st {Olympian}, a.] A god who dwells on Olympus. [PJC] 2. An inhabitant of Olympia. [PJC] 3. An athlete who competes in the Olympics. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Olympian — [ō lim′pē ən, əlim′pē ən] n. [< LL Olympianus, Olympic] 1. Gr. Myth. any of the twelve major gods supposed to live on the slopes of Mount Olympus 2. a person born in Olympia 3. any participant in the ancient or modern Olympic games adj. 1. of… …   English World dictionary

  • Olympian — O*lym pi*an ([ o]*l[i^]m p[i^]*an), Olympic O*lym pic ([ o]*l[i^]m p[i^]k), a. [L. Olympius, Olympicus, Gr. Oly mpios, Olympiko s, fr. O lympos: cf. F. olympique. See {Olympiad}.] Of or pertaining to Olympus, a mountain of Thessaly, fabled as the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Olympian — Olympian, Mineralquelle im Canton Bath, s.d. 5) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Olympian — (adj.) of or belonging to OLYMPUS (Cf. Olympus), c.1600; see OLYMPIC (Cf. Olympic) + IAN (Cf. ian). The noun meaning a great god of ancient Greece is attested from 1843, from L.L. Olympianus, from Gk. Olympios pertaining to Olympus; sense of one… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Olympian — ► ADJECTIVE 1) associated with Mount Olympus in NE Greece, traditional home of the Greek gods. 2) superior and aloof like a god. 3) relating to the Olympic Games. ► NOUN 1) any of the twelve Greek gods regarded as living on Mount Olympus. 2) a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Olympian — [[t]əlɪ̱mpiən[/t]] Olympians 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Olympian means very powerful, large, or impressive. [FORMAL] Getting his book into print has been an Olympian task in itself. 2) N COUNT An Olympian is a competitor in the Olympic Games. The… …   English dictionary

  • Olympian — Olympianly, adv. /euh lim pee euhn, oh lim /, adj. 1. pertaining to Mount Olympus or dwelling thereon, as the gods of classical Greece. 2. pertaining to Olympia in Elis. 3. of, resembling, characteristic of, or suitable to the gods of Olympus;… …   Universalium

  • Olympian — O|lym|pi|an1 [əˈlımpiən] adj [only before noun] 1.) like a god, especially by being calm and not concerned about ordinary things ▪ He viewed the world with Olympian detachment. 2.) relating to the ancient Greek gods ▪ Olympian mythology Olympian… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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