American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The Atlantic Ocean.
- adj. Of, in, or near the Atlantic Ocean.
- adj. Of, on, or near the eastern coast of the United States.
- adj. Of or concerning countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean, especially those of Europe and North America.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or descended from Atlas: as, “the seven Atlantic Sisters” (the Pleiades)
- Appellative of or pertaining to that division of the ocean which lies between Europe and Africa on the east and America on the west.
- n. The Atlantic ocean.
- [lowercase] Relating to the atlas or first vertebra of the neck.
- n. The Atlantic Ocean.
- n. A branch of the Niger-Congo languages spoken along the Atlantic coast in West Africa.
- adj. Pertaining to the Atlantic Ocean.
- adj. Pertaining to locations adjacent to or in the vicinity of the Atlantic Ocean, such as the British Isles or the eastern seaboard of the USA.
- adj. Pertaining to the legendary island of Atlantis.
- adj. Pertaining to the Atlantic language family.
- adj. Descended from the legendary Atlas.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to Mt. Atlas in Libya, and hence applied to the ocean which lies between Europe and Africa on the east and America on the west
- adj. Of or pertaining to the isle of Atlantis.
- adj. Descended from Atlas.
- adj. relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean
- n. the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
- Derived from the above meaning. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English Atlantik, from Latin (mare) Atlanticum, Atlantic (sea), from Greek (pelagos) Atlantikos, from Atlās, Atlant-, Atlas, Mount Atlas (in west Africa, on which the heavens were believed to rest); see telə- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“SIR RICHARD BRANSON, CEO, VIRGIN ATLANTIC: If you go back, you know, the Atlantic was crossed by Lindbergh, and then Amelia Earhart did the Pacific.”
“In failure of highlands (_assumed_ not to exist), the British negotiators claim a line which, instead of dividing the St. Lawrence and Atlantic waters, would actually extend between two rivers, _both of which fall into the Atlantic_.”
“Railway: Atlantic and Pacific, _see Atlantic_; to Castlemaine, 79; carriage, American, 251; smash, 289; touters at S. Francisco, 247.”
“The equatorial Pacific is warmer than the equatorial atlantic, and so tropical cyclones in the Pacific are on average more intense than those in the Atlantic.”
“ATLANTIC RECORDS: TIME CAPSULE" is dedicated to Atlantic founder Ahmet Ertegun, who remained active at the company until his passing in 2006 at the age of 83.”
“ATLANTIC SALMON: Sometimes called the "king of fish," the Atlantic salmon has already declined by 90 percent.”
“Ertegun explained: The name Atlantic was probably about our eightieth choice, because every name we came up with . . . had already been taken. . .”
“Here are his responses to questions about how Virgin Atlantic is dealing with the industry crisis so well.”
“A recent article on The Sietch Blog claims that Virgin Atlantic is “on the brink of collapse”.”
“On this, an un-named source has commented that it reflects that Virgin Atlantic is in trouble.”
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