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Meaning of "Olympic flame" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OLYMPIC FLAME

Olympic flame  [əˈlɪmpɪk fleɪm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OLYMPIC FLAME

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Olympic flame is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OLYMPIC FLAME MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Olympic flame

The Olympic flame is a symbol of the Olympic Games. Commemorating the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus, its origins lie in ancient Greece, where a fire was kept burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics. The fire was introduced at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, and it has been part of the modern Olympic Games ever since. In contrast to the Olympic flame proper, the torch relay of modern times, which transports the flame from Greece to the various designated sites of the games, had no ancient precedent and was introduced by Carl Diem at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.

Definition of Olympic flame in the English dictionary

The definition of Olympic flame in the dictionary is the Olympic flame the flame that is symbolically lit at the site of the ancient Olympics in Olympia and transported by relay to the place where the Olympic Games are to be held. It is used to ignite a fire in a cauldron that will burn throughout the Games.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OLYMPIC FLAME


acclaim
əˈkleɪm
aflame
əˈfleɪm
blame
bleɪm
claim
kleɪm
counterclaim
ˈkaʊntəˌkleɪm
crossclaim
ˈkrɒsˌkleɪm
declaim
dɪˈkleɪm
disclaim
dɪsˈkleɪm
exclaim
ɪkˈskleɪm
flame
fleɪm
inflame
ɪnˈfleɪm
lame
leɪm
misclaim
ˈmɪsˌkleɪm
overclaim
ˌəʊvəˈkleɪm
preflame
priːˈfleɪm
proclaim
prəˈkleɪm
quitclaim
ˈkwɪtˌkleɪm
reclaim
rɪˈkleɪm
reinflame
ˌriːɪnˈfleɪm
subclaim
ˈsʌbˌkleɪm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OLYMPIC FLAME

Olomouc
oloroso
olpe
Olsen
Olsztyn
olykoek
Olympia
Olympiad
Olympian
Olympic
Olympic Games
Olympic Mountains
Olympic Peninsula
Olympic torch
Olympics
Olympus
Olympus Mons
Olynthus

WORDS THAT END LIKE OLYMPIC FLAME

all the same
be to blame
became
came
dame
fame
filename
first name
first-name
frame
game
in the frame
last name
madame
name
old flame
same
shame
the same
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Synonyms and antonyms of Olympic flame in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Olympic flame» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OLYMPIC FLAME

Find out the translation of Olympic flame to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Olympic flame from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Olympic flame» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

奥运圣火
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

llama olímpica
570 millions of speakers

English

Olympic flame
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ओलिंपिक लौ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الشعلة الأولمبية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Олимпийский огонь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chama olímpica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অলিম্পিক শিখা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

flamme olympique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Api Olimpik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Olympische Flamme
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

聖火
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

올림픽 성화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Flame Olympic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngọn lửa Olympic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒலிம்பிக் சுடர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऑलिम्पिक ज्योत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Olimpiyat alevi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fiamma olimpica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Ogień olimpijski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Олімпійський вогонь
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

flacără olimpică
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ολυμπιακή φλόγα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Olimpiese vlam
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

olympiska elden
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

olympiske ild
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Olympic flame

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OLYMPIC FLAME»

The term «Olympic flame» is normally little used and occupies the 116.961 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OLYMPIC FLAME» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Olympic flame» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Olympic flame» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Olympic flame

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OLYMPIC FLAME»

Discover the use of Olympic flame in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Olympic flame and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Running towards Sydney 2000: the Olympic flame & torch
"AMP is the presenting Partner of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Torch Relay and is the sponsor of this unique history of the Olympic torch"--back cover.
Janet Cahill, 1999
2
Pegasus and the Flame: Pegasus: Book One
When Pegasus, the majestic winged-stallion, crashes on to her roof in the middle of a storm that blacks-out New York City, 13-year-old Emily's life becomes that of legend: epic battles with gruesome monsters, desperate chases from a corrupt ...
Kate O'Hearn, 2011
3
Bearing Light: Flame Relays and the Struggle for the Olympic ...
My attitude towards the torch relay up to that point was not only affected by my ' Olympic' past, but was also shaped by my own participation in the 1996 Olympic Flame Relay for the Atlanta Olympic Games in Greece and in Chicago as a ...
John J. Macaloon, 2013
4
The Flame of Olympus
Thirteen-year-old Emily's life is transformed when Pegasus, the mythological winged horse, crashes onto the roof of her building during a New York City blackout and takes her to Olympus where she faces monsters, a corrupt governmental ...
Kate O'Hearn, 2013
5
Olympic Games as Performance and Public Event: The Case of ...
In Greece it also became known that the Morgedal flame had been referred to as ' the Olympic flame' in some of the LOOC's documents. The vice-president of the Hellenic Olympic Committee made the following statement to Dagbladet: It will ...
Arne Martin Klausen, 1999
6
Journey of the Olympic Flame: Igniting the Olympic Spirit
This enlightening book celebrates the history and legacy of this time-honored Olympic tradition. This unique book honors the history of the flame's many journeys as well as the inspirational stories that carried it. Over 60 photos.
Gayle Petty, 2002
7
Britain and the Olympic Games: Past, Present, Legacy
Britain and the Olympic Games traces the history of Britain’s love affair with the Olympic Games and shows exactly why the Olympic movement was re-born here.
Matt Rogan, Martin Rogan, 2011
8
Olympic Adventures
The Olympic Flame The Olympic torch is used to light the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony. The Olympic flame will burn in a cauldron until the closing ceremony. Directions: Connect the dots in A-B-C order. For younger students: Color ...
Debra Housel, 2001
9
Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement
OLYMPIC FLAME, OLYMPIC TORCH, AND TORCH RELAY. The Olympic flame is a symbol reminiscent of the Ancient Olympic Games, in which a sacred flame burned at the altar of Zeus throughout the Games. The flame was first used at the  ...
Bill Mallon, Jeroen Heijmans, 2011
10
Olympic Cities: City Agendas, Planning and the World's ...
In 1976, for the first time the transmission of the Olympic flame from Greece to Montreal came by way of an electronic signal which landed not in Montreal but in Ottawa, the Federal capital. A Montreal official objected to this technological ...
John Robert Gold, Margaret M. Gold, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OLYMPIC FLAME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Olympic flame is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Special Olympics to get under way in Los Angeles
The Olympic Flame will be brought into the stadium by the Law Enforcement Final Leg Team of 125 people from 23 countries including ... «RTE.ie, Jul 15»
2
Unredacted 2024 Olympics bid that beat Los Angeles shows Boston …
File: A picture taken on February 13, 2014 shows the Olympic Rings and the Olympic flame during the Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi. «89.3 KPCC, Jul 15»
3
Paralympic champion David Weir eyes more glory in Rio 2016
“She is sitting on a 2012 podium and above that is the site of Olympia, where they light the Olympic flame.” The detailed ink-work that begins at ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Israeli bikers ride through Auschwitz on way to Berlin Games
... set out from Haifa to the Maccabiah Games in Berlin and on their way rode through Auschwitz with Israeli flags and the eternal Olympic flame. «Ynetnews, Jul 15»
5
Special Olympics Arrive in LA
The Opening Ceremony will include the lighting of the Olympic Flame: First Lady Michelle Obama will officially open the games. Los Angeles ... «EGP News, Jul 15»
6
Georgia officially opens European Olympic Village
"Tbilisi has already received the Olympic Flame, while today we are opening this wonderful Olympic Village, where our guests and participants ... «Shanghai Daily, Jul 15»
7
Pupils from across Europe head to Forest Row for epic sportsday
... the games began and ended with opening and closing ceremonies, which included a torch procession and the lighting of an Olympic flame. «East Grinstead Courier & Observer, Jul 15»
8
Put on Your Thinking Cap!
The Olympic flame cauldron design for the Atlanta Games was cited as an example of the heavy commercialisation of those Games. Why? 9. «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
9
First time in history: Olympic Flame enters Tbilisi
The Olympic Flame was welcomed to Tbilisi by Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, his two sons and several Government Administration ... «Agenda.ge, Jul 15»
10
Kern County will be represented at Special Olympics in Los Angeles
Yesterday the Special Olympic flame was brought through downtown Bakersfield on its way to Los Angeles for next week's World Games. «KERO 23ABC News, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Olympic flame [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/olympic-flame>. Oct 2020 ».
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