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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Olympiad(0.01131 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to Olympiad.
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: one of the 4-year intervals between Olympic Games; used to
reckon time in ancient Greece for twelve centuries
beginning in 776 BC
2: the modern revival of the ancient games held once every 4
years in a selected country [syn: Olympic Games, Olympics]
English → English (gcide)
Olympiad \O*lym"pi*ad\ ([-o]*l[i^]m"p[i^]*[a^]d), n. [L.
olympias, -adis, Gr. 'olympia`s, 'olympia`dos, fr. 'O`lympos
Olympus, a mountain in Macedonia: cf. F. olympiade.]
1. (Greek Antiq.) 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 Cor[oe]bus in the foot race, which
took place in the year 776 b. c.; as, the era of the
2. The quadrennial celebration of the modern Olympic games;
as, the first Olympiad (1906). See Olympics.
Syn: Olympic games, Olympics.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]