AskDefine | Define Olympian

Dictionary Definition

Olympian adj
1 of the region of Olympia in Greece or its inhabitants; "Olympian plain" [syn: 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" [syn: 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" [syn: exceeding, exceptional, prodigious, surpassing]


1 an athlete who participates in the Olympic games
2 a classical Greek god after the overthrow of the Titans [syn: Olympic god]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • a UK /əˈlɪm.pi.ən/, /@"lIm.pi.@n/


  1. Any of the 12 principal gods of the Greek pantheon; Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Ares, Hermes, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Demeter, and Hades.
  2. Someone from Olympia
  3. An athlete competing in the Olympics.

Extensive Definition

Olympian can refer to:
As a noun:
As an adjective:
Olympian in Polish: Olimpijczyk

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Elysian, Laodicean, above all that, aerial, airy, aloof, altitudinous, apathetic, ascending, aspiring, backward, bashful, beatific, beatified, benumbed, blah, blank, blase, blessed, candid, celestial, chilled, chilly, cold, colossal, comatose, constrained, cool, desensitized, detached, discreet, disinterested, dispassionate, distant, dominating, dull, elevated, eminent, ethereal, exalted, exclusive, expressionless, extramundane, extraterrestrial, forbidding, frigid, from on high, frosty, glorified, guarded, haughty, heartless, heavenly, hebetudinous, high, high-pitched, high-reaching, high-set, high-up, hopeless, icy, impartial, impassive, impersonal, in a stupor, in glory, inaccessible, indifferent, insouciant, introverted, languid, lethargic, listless, lofty, modest, monumental, mounting, neutral, nonchalant, numb, numbed, offish, otherworldly, outtopping, overlooking, overtopping, paradisaic, paradisal, paradisiac, paradisic, passive, phlegmatic, pluckless, prominent, remote, removed, repressed, reserved, resigned, restrained, reticent, retiring, seclusive, selfless, shrinking, slack, sluggish, soaring, soporific, spiring, spiritless, spunkless, standoff, standoffish, steep, stoic, stupefied, subdued, sublime, superlative, supernal, supine, suppressed, topless, toplofty, topping, torpid, towering, towery, transcendental, transmundane, unaffable, unapproachable, unbiased, uncaring, unconcerned, uncongenial, undemonstrative, unearthly, unexpansive, ungenial, uninfluenced, uninterested, unselfish, unswayed, unworldly, uplifted, upreared, withdrawn
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1