olympus mt.

Olympus

[uh-lim-puhs, oh-lim-]
noun
1.
a mountain in NE Greece, on the boundary between Thessaly and Macedonia: mythical abode of the greater Grecian gods. 9730 feet (2966 meters).
2.
a mountain in NW Washington: highest peak of the Olympic Mountains. 7954 feet (2424 meters).
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To olympus mt.
Collins
World English Dictionary
Olympus (əʊˈlɪmpəs)
 
n
1.  Mount Olympus Modern Greek name: Ólimbos a mountain in NE Greece: the highest mountain in Greece, believed in Greek mythology to be the dwelling place of the greater gods. Height: 2911 m (9550 ft)
2.  Mount Olympus a mountain in NW Washington: highest peak of the Olympic Mountains. Height: 2427 m (7965 ft)
3.  a poetic word for heaven

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

Olympus
high mountain in Thessaly, abode of the gods, from Gk. Olympos, of unknown origin.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature