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

  • noun A legendary island in the Atlantic Ocean west of Gibraltar, said by Plato to have sunk beneath the sea during an earthquake.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mythical island of vast extent, mentioned by Plato and other ancient writers, and placed by them in the far West.

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  • proper noun Mythical country said to have sunk into the Atlantic Ocean.

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  • noun according to legend, an island in the Atlantic Ocean that Plato said was swallowed by an earthquake

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Ἀτλαντίς (Atlantis), from Ἄτλας (Atlas).

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