American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Extremely cold; frigid. See Synonyms at cold.
- n. A warm waterproof overshoe.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining or related to the northern constellations called the Great and Little Bears; hence, pertaining or relating to the north pole or the northern polar regions; northern: as, the arctic circle, region, or sea.
- Cold; frigid.
- adj. Being extremely cold, snowy, or having other properties of extreme winter associated with the Arctic.
- n. US A warm waterproof overshoe.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to, or situated under, the northern constellation called the
Bear; northern; frigid.
- n. The arctic circle.
- n. U.S. A warm waterproof overshoe.
- adj. of or relating to the Arctic
- n. a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
- adj. extremely cold
- n. the regions to the north of the Arctic Circle centered on the North Pole
- Old French artique, from Ancient Greek ἀρκτικός (arktikos, "of the bear, northern"), a reference to the northerly constellation Ursa Major, from ἄρκτος (arktos, "bear"). (Wiktionary)
- Alteration (influenced by Latin arcticus) of Middle English artic, northern, from Medieval Latin articus, from Latin arcticus, from Greek arktikos, from arktos, bear, the northern constellation Ursa Major. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This attempted suicide scene at the arctic is at the beginning of the game, as well.”
“It's what they call the arctic regions,' said Celestina.”
“(But then, for some reason I've always found spooky stories set in arctic climes to be particularly effective.) 2: 27 PM”
“The average winter temperature in the arctic is something like - 40C.”
“Similar declines in arctic sea ice reportedly occurred at the turn of the 20th century, when the Northwest passage was also navigable, and during the 1940s.”
“The term "indigenous" in this context excludes long-term arctic residents not of indigenous descent, implies that all indigenous persons hold this knowledge, and emphasizes ancestry over experience.”
“Even as they killed them to extinction, the sea cows drifted and swam in arctic waters unafraid of the stranded men.”
““Take the cold tolerance of bacteria that thrive in arctic ice, add the ultraviolet resistance of tomato plants growing high in the Andes mountains, and combine with an ordinary plant.””
“In tropical countries, the buds unguarded by bracts like our own are said to be much darker; and in arctic regions, the young leaves are also said to be of a darker color.”
“It is supposed to breed very far north, in arctic countries.”
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