Meaning of Olympia

O•lym•pi•a

Pronunciation: (u-lim'pē-u, ō-lim'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a plain in ancient Elis, Greece, where the ancient Olympic Games were held.
  2. a city in and the capital of Washington, in the W part, on Puget Sound. 27,447.
  3. (sometimes l.c.) a common oyster, Ostrea lurida, of the Pacific coast of North America.
  4. a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “of Olympus.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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