Definition of Atlantic
1. Noun. The 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east.
Geographical relationships: Battle Of Trafalgar, Trafalgar
Terms within: Bermuda, Bermudas, Bermuda Triangle, Cape Verde Islands, Falkland Islands, The Indies, West Indies, Greenland, Gronland, Kalaallit Nunaat, Newfoundland, British Isles, Faeroe Islands, Faeroes, Faroe Islands, Faroes, Iceland, Orkney Islands, Shetland, Shetland Islands, Zetland, Democratic Republic Of Sao Tome And Principe, Sao Thome E Principe, Sao Tome And Principe, Sao Tome E Principe, St. Thomas And Principe, Tenerife, Antarctic Ocean, Atlantic Coast, Bay Of Biscay, Bay Of Fundy, Biscayne Bay, Bristol Channel, Buzzards Bay, Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay, English Channel, Galway Bay, Gulf Of Guinea, Golfo De Mexico, Gulf Of Mexico, Gulf Of Saint Lawrence, Gulf Of St. Lawrence, Labrador Sea, Long Island Sound, Massachusetts Bay, Mid-atlantic Ridge, New York Bay, North Atlantic, North Sea, Norwegian Sea, Penobscot Bay, Sargasso Sea, South Atlantic, Windward Passage
Generic synonyms: Ocean
2. Adjective. Relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean. "Atlantic currents"
Definition of Atlantic
1. a. 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; as, the Atlantic Ocean (called also the Atlantic); the Atlantic basin; the Atlantic telegraph.
Definition of Atlantic
1. Proper noun. The Atlantic Ocean. ¹
2. Proper noun. A branch of the Niger-Congo languages spoken along the Atlantic coast in West Africa. ¹
3. Adjective. Pertaining to the Atlantic Ocean. ¹
4. 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. ¹
5. Adjective. Pertaining to the legendary island of Atlantis. ¹
6. Adjective. Pertaining to the Atlantic language family. ¹
7. Adjective. Descended from the legendary Atlas. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Atlantic
1. 1. 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; as, the Atlantic Ocean (called also the Atlantic); the Atlantic basin; the Atlantic telegraph. 2. Of or pertaining to the isle of Atlantis. 3. Descended from Atlas. "The seven Atlantic sisters." (Milton) Origin: L. Atlanticus, fr. Atlas. See Atlas and Atlantes. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
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Literary usage of Atlantic
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1906)
"atlantic CITY LIBRARY MEETING THE tenth annual meeting of the New Jersey Library Association ;-.nd the Pennsylvania Library Club will be held at atlantic ..."
2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1869)
"According to these observations, it can be said, with certainty, that the current in the Northern atlantic flows towards the North, even up to the Icy Sea. ..."
3. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1892)
"The mean velocity which the combined results give for the North atlantic is 4'48 nautical miles in twenty-four hours. It is apparent that circulation is ..."
4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"Marsh has published another contribution upon ' The Jurassic Formation of the atlantic Coast.'* This contains many statements with which American geologists ..."
5. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1907)
"I cannot understand what Dr. Pettersson means by this, for the atlantic is ... 284) that in the atlantic the ice-melting takes place in the Arctic as well ..."
6. Convention by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1906)
"ARTHUR WILLIAMS (New York City) : Mr. President, permit me to move a vote of thanks from the association to his Honor, the mayor of atlantic City, ..."