Meaning of “Olympian” in the English Dictionary

"Olympian" in British English

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uk /əˈlɪm.pi.ən/ us /oʊˈlɪm.pi.ən/ literary

having the qualities of a god:

She has maintained an Olympian detachment from (= avoided being involved with and worried by) the everyday business of the office.

Olympiannoun [ C ]

uk /əˈlɪm.pi.ən/ us /oʊˈlɪm.pi.ən/ mainly US

a competitor in the Olympic Games

(Definition of “Olympian” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Olympian" in American English

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Olympiannoun [ C ]

us /əˈlɪm·pi·ən, oʊ-/

a competitor in the Olympics

(Definition of “Olympian” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)