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

  • noun The Atlantic Ocean.
  • noun The westernmost branch of the Niger-Congo language family.
  • adjective Of, in, or near the Atlantic Ocean.
  • adjective Of, on, or near the eastern coast of the United States.
  • adjective Of or concerning countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean, especially those of Europe and North America.
  • adjective Of or relating to the westernmost branch of the Niger-Congo language family.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • [lowercase] Relating to the atlas or first vertebra of the neck.
  • 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.
  • noun The Atlantic ocean.

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

  • adjective 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
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the isle of Atlantis.
  • adjective Descended from Atlas.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A branch of the Niger-Congo languages spoken along the Atlantic coast in West Africa.
  • adjective Pertaining to the Atlantic Ocean.
  • adjective 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.
  • adjective Pertaining to the legendary island of Atlantis.
  • adjective Pertaining to the Atlantic language family.
  • adjective Descended from the legendary Atlas.
  • proper noun The Atlantic Ocean.

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

  • adjective relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean
  • noun the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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.]

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Derived from the above meaning.

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From Latin Atlanticus.

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