Definition of Olympiad

1. Noun. One of the four-year intervals between Olympic Games; used to reckon time in ancient Greece for twelve centuries beginning in 776 BC.

Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period



2. Noun. The modern revival of the ancient games held once every 4 years in a selected country.

Definition of Olympiad

1. n. A period of four years, by which the ancient Greeks reckoned time, being the interval from one celebration of the Olympic games to another, beginning with the victory of Corœbus in the foot race, which took place in the year 776 b.c.; as, the era of the olympiads.

2. n. The quadrennial celebration of the modern Olympic games; as, the first Olympiad (1906).

Definition of Olympiad

1. Noun. A period of four years, by which the ancient Greeks reckoned time, being the interval from one celebration of the Olympic games to another, beginning with the victory of Corbus in the foot race, which took place in the year 776 b.c.; as, the era of the olympiads. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Olympiad

1. a celebration of the Olympic Games [n -S]

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Literary usage of Olympiad

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1858)
"-¡.m war in the third year of the eighty- eighth olympiad, and this will give 102 years as the interval between the end of the ..."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"In the course of time the festival was varied by additional contests, and from the beginning of the 77th olympiad (472) its duration was extended from one ..."

3. The Odes of Pindar by Pindar, Dawson William Turner, Abraham Moore (1852)
"Boxing for boys, introduced in olympiad. 14th. The foot-race, in which men ran with the equipments of heavy-armed soldiers (T&V ..."

4. The Old and New Testament Connected in the History of the Jews and by Humphrey Prideaux (1845)
"For that year, in the beginning of which this solemnity was celebrated, was, in their computation of time, called the first year of that olympiad, ..."

5. The Roman History, from the Building of Rome to the Ruin of the Commonwealth by Nathaniel Hooke (1830)
"If then Sir Isaac Newton be right in placing the foundation of Rome about the 38th olympiad, St. Austin will not have erred in thinking that Thales was ..."

6. Larcher's Notes on Herodotus: Historical and Critical Comments on the by Pierre-Henri Larcher (1844)
"It occurred in the fourth year of the 82nd olympiad, that is, in the year 449 before our era, or 4265 of the Julian period. 184. ..."

7. The History and Antiquities of the Doric Race by Karl Otfried Müller (1830)
"166 ; from which we see that, according to Apollodorus, the first olympiad coincided with the loth year of Alcamenes. The Canons of Eusebius place the first ..."

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