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Yesterday the flame of the Olympic torch was carried through our great state on its way to Salt Lake City.
Jane D. Hull

Meaning of "Olympic torch" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OLYMPIC TORCH

Olympic torch  [əˈlɪmpɪk tɔːtʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OLYMPIC TORCH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Olympic torch 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 TORCH 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 torch in the English dictionary

The definition of Olympic torch in the dictionary is the Olympic torch a torch 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 TORCH


arch
ɑːtʃ
beach
biːtʃ
bescorch
bɪˈskɔːtʃ
blowtorch
ˈbləʊˌtɔːtʃ
church
tʃɜːtʃ
debauch
dɪˈbɔːtʃ
each
iːtʃ
march
mɑːtʃ
nach
nɔːtʃ
nauch
nɔːtʃ
nautch
nɔːtʃ
outreach
ˌaʊtˈriːtʃ
porch
pɔːtʃ
reach
riːtʃ
research
rɪˈsɜːtʃ
scorch
skɔːtʃ
search
sɜːtʃ
speech
spiːtʃ
teach
tiːtʃ
torch
tɔːtʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OLYMPIC TORCH

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE OLYMPIC TORCH

acetylene torch
Baptist Church
birch
Catholic Church
Christchurch
job search
market research
merch
monarch
operational research
Orthodox Church
oxyacetylene torch
plasma torch
put to the torch
sleeping porch
States of the Church
sun porch
Ter Borch
the Long March
welding torch

Synonyms and antonyms of Olympic torch in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Olympic torch» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OLYMPIC TORCH

Find out the translation of Olympic torch to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Olympic torch 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 torch» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

奥运火炬
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

antorcha olímpica
570 millions of speakers

English

Olympic torch
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ओलिंपिक मशाल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الشعلة الأولمبية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Олимпийский факел
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tocha olímpica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অলিম্পিক মশাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

la flamme olympique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Obor Olimpik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Olympisches Feuer
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

Olimpiade obor
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngọn đuốc Olympic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒலிம்பிக் டார்ச்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऑलिम्पिक मशाल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Olimpiyat meşale
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

torcia olimpica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Olympic Torch
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Олімпійський факел
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

torță olimpică
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ολυμπιακή δάδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Olimpiese fakkel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

OS- facklan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

OL-fakkelen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Olympic torch

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OLYMPIC TORCH»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OLYMPIC TORCH» OVER TIME

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

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3 QUOTES WITH «OLYMPIC TORCH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Olympic torch.
1
Jane D. Hull
Yesterday the flame of the Olympic torch was carried through our great state on its way to Salt Lake City.
2
Martin Jacques
Already 2008 has proved a tumultuous year in terms of global perceptions of China, and there are still 59 days to go until the Beijing Olympics. The tragedy of the Sichuan earthquake followed hard on the heels of the riots in Tibet and the demonstrations surrounding the Olympic torch relay.
3
Don Yaeger
As the Olympic torch neared Lake Placid, N.Y., in 1980, signaling the opening of that year's Winter Olympics, newspapers and magazines throughout the world offered predictions on who would win medals in the major sports. Not a single publication gave the American men's hockey team a chance against the world powers.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OLYMPIC TORCH»

Discover the use of Olympic torch in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Olympic torch and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Story of the Olympic Torch
Ali would meet the Olympic torch againtwelve yearslater in even more memorable circumstances. 1976 Olympic decathlon champion Bruce Jenner carriedthe flame across the state line into California.Hehad been recovering from a broken leg, ...
Philip Barker, 2012
2
Olympic turnaround: How the Olympic games stepped back from ...
... unlike fifty two years earlier, when Sohn had to register under a different name Kitei Son, and compete under the flag of occupation, Japan. The Olympic torch has become a magic wand for the Games. The torch carrier is transformed into the ...
Michael Payne, 2012
3
The Olympic Games Effect: How Sports Marketing Builds Strong ...
Winning the right to design the Olympic torch injected renewed confidence, revitalizing pride in the company's ability to innovate and providing an added dimension for promoting the company's capabilities. The final design, known as the ...
John A. Davis, 2012
4
Dropping the Torch: Jimmy Carter, the Olympic Boycott, and ...
Another group, using a metal frame on which they draped themselves, formed a giant Olympic torch using nine-layers of people stacked on top of each other. “It was an astonishing display of mass physical cohesion which with the music, the ...
Nicholas Evan Sarantakes, 2011
5
Olympic Symbols: Olympic Oath, List of Olympic Torch Relays, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Books, LLC, General Books LLC, 2010
6
2010 Winter Olympics
2009-0430. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 49”2010 Olympic Torch relay general info” http://www.vancouver2010.com/more-2010information/olympic-torch-relay/about- the-olympic-torch-relay. CTV (CTV). February 11, 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
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7
The Olympic Experience in Your School: Grades 4-6
The tradition of the modern Olympic torch began in 1936 at the Berlin Games. It was meant to represent a link between the ancient and modern Olympic Games. It has remained an Olympic custom from that time forward. The torch is lit as it was ...
Sarah Kartchner Clark, 2004
8
Securing and Sustaining the Olympic City: Reconfiguring ...
The Olympic Torch — a legacy of the 1936 Berlin ('Nazi Olympics') Games was wending its way around towards the UK as part of an IOC-inspired symbolic world tour. The Torch inflamed many people and brought logistical problems to the ...
Dr Pete Fussey, Professor Dick Hobbs, Dr Gary Armstrong, 2012
9
Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Games
By blending local spatial markers and practices with more universalized concepts like peace, the Cultural Olympiad helped “glocalise” Athens in the service of Olympic spectacle and capital accumulation.51 The Olympic torch relay served a  ...
Jules Boykoff, 2013
10
Hosting the Olympic Summer Games
Dianne Irving. The first Olympic torch relay was for the 1936 Olympic Summer Games. The torch traveled nearly 2,000 miles (3,218 km) from Olympia to the city of Berlin in Germany. It visited 7 countries.
Dianne Irving, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OLYMPIC TORCH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Olympic torch is used in the context of the following news items.
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Reid: Rafer Johnson helped something special grow from tragedy
Olympic Gold medalist and philanthropist Rafer Johnson lifts his arm to mimic the lighting of the Olympic torch as he recalls the first Special ... «OCRegister, Jul 15»
2
Another step on hero soldier Ben Parkinson's road to recovery
Intent on pushing himself as far as he can, Ben Parkinson, who was awarded in MBE and chosen to carry the Olympic Torch in 2012, will join ... «Yorkshire Post, Jul 15»
3
Ian Campbell: A fight for gold 35 years on
"Mizuno had sponsored the Olympic torch relay and the Soviet athletes wore adidas, which is their historic sponsor, so it was agreed upon ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
4
World Cup trophy set for Tower date
“In some ways it is like the Olympic Torch in 2012. The trophy has visited many parts of England and is on its way to Blackpool. “We will have ... «Blackpool Gazette, Jul 15»
5
Special Olympics flame, spirit come to Glendale
Nearly like clockwork, the 2015 Special Olympic Torch is handed off between a two-person law-enforcement crew at the 2015 Law ... «Glendale News Press, Jul 15»
6
Olympic Torch Carried By Caitlyn Jenner Goes Under The Hammer
This time the Olympic torch will pass hands again as it will be auctioned at Heritage Auctions' Summer Platinum Night event on July 30. It is the first piece of ... «Pursuitist, Jul 15»
7
Pupils honour our Olympic legacy by designing torches
Year 6 students from Jack Hunt's cluster partnership of primary schools, have been tasked with designing and making an Olympic Torch to ... «Peterborough Telegraph, Jul 15»
8
Special Olympics World Games torch passes through Bakersfield
Basilio and Lori Rios came out early Friday morning to show support for the Special Olympic Torch runners as they came through Bakersfield ... «The Bakersfield Californian, Jul 15»
9
Olympic Torch Arrives in Host City
But such is the history of Olympic torch design. The stadium sits within the wider AECOM-masterplanned Olympic park – a lagoon-side ... «PPP Focus.com, Jul 15»
10
Ultra-cyclist Katie Ford owes success to Sick Kids
Katie Ford's Olympic torch, which she carried ahead of the London games in 2012, was installed at the Sick Kids to encourage youngsters to ... «Edinburgh Evening News, Jul 15»

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