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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The capital and largest city of Georgia, in the northwest part of the state. It was founded in 1837 at the end of the railroad line as Terminus and renamed Atlanta in 1845. Almost entirely burned on November 15, 1864, before the start of Union general William Tecumseh Sherman's march to the sea, the city was rapidly rebuilt and became the permanent state capital in 1877.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of mollusks, typical of the family Atlantidœ, having the twisted visceral sac inclosed in a dextral spiral shell, and the foot provided with an operculum. A. peroni is a Mediterranean species.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A genus of small glassy heteropod mollusks found swimming at the surface in mid ocean. See heteropod.

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  • proper noun The capital and largest city of the State of Georgia, USA.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a siege in which Federal troops under Sherman cut off the railroads supplying the city and then burned it; 1864
  • noun state capital and largest city of Georgia; chief commercial center of the southeastern United States; was plundered and burned by Sherman's army during the American Civil War

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Examples

  • JIM DAVIS, ATLANTA FIREFIGHTERS UNION: On any given day, we'll only have 140 firefighters on duty in the city of Atlanta to protect a city with a daytime population well over 1.5 million, which is a national scandal.

    CNN Transcript Jul 6, 2009

  • Such are not men of the sturdier make; they of Atlanta turned resolutely toward the future; and that future held aloft vistas of purple and gold: —Atlanta, Queen of the cotton kingdom; Atlanta, Gateway to the Land of the Sun; Atlanta, the new Lachesis, spinner of web and woof for the world.

    V. Of the Wings of Atalanta.

  • ATLANTA - The message on dozens of billboards across Atlanta is provocative: Black children are an "endangered species."

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • ATLANTA - (Business Wire) Twenty thousand FIRST ® supporters - mentors, students, volunteers, sponsors and fans - gathered this weekend at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to experience the

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  • ATLANTA - The message on dozens of billboards across Atlanta is provocative: Black children are an "endangered species."

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • ATLANTA - The message on dozens of billboards across Atlanta is provocative: Black children are an "endangered species."

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • ATLANTA - Martin Brodeur got his 600th career win with his second straight shutout and the New Jersey Devils beat the Thrashers 3-0 on Tuesday night in Ilya Kovalchuk's return to Atlanta.

    Fore, right!

  • Hawks 102, Bucks 92 ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 22 points, and Mike Bibby had 19 for Atlanta in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference series.

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  • ATLANTA - Martin Brodeur got his 600th career win with his second straight shutout and the New Jersey Devils beat the Thrashers 3-0 on Tuesday night in Ilya Kovalchuk's return to Atlanta.

    Fore, right!

  • ATLANTA - The message on dozens of billboards across Atlanta is provocative: Black children are an "endangered species."

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

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