Antarctic


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Ant·arc·ti·ca

 (ănt-ärk′tĭ-kə, -är′tĭ-)
A continent lying chiefly within the Antarctic Circle and asymmetrically centered on the South Pole. Some 95 percent of Antarctica is covered by an icecap averaging 1.6 km (1 mi) in thickness. The region was first explored in the early 1800s, and although there are no permanent settlements, many countries have made territorial claims. The Antarctic Treaty of 1959, signed by 12 nations, prohibited military operations on the continent and provided for the interchange of scientific data.

Ant·arc′tic adj. & n.
Usage Note: When pronounced carefully, Antarctica has two (t) sounds and two (k) sounds. In our 2005 survey, over three-fourths of the Usage Panel stated that the pronunciation in which the (t) sound is dropped from the first syllable is incorrect. A similar percentage disapproved of dropping the first (k) sound. Nevertheless, the consonant clusters in many English words (among them handkerchief and raspberry) have been simplified, so it should not be surprising that Antarctica should undergo a similar simplification, at least when pronounced in a conversational tempo.

Antarctic

(æntˈɑːktɪk)
n
(Placename) the Antarctic Antarctic Zone Antarctica and the surrounding waters
adj
(Placename) of or relating to the south polar regions
[C14: via Latin from Greek antarktikos; see anti-, arctic]

ant•arc•tic

(æntˈɑrk tɪk, -ˈɑr tɪk)

adj.
1. of, at, or near the South Pole.
n.
2. the Antarctic, the Antarctic Ocean and Antarctica.
[1325–75; (< Middle French) « Latin antarcticus < Greek antarktikós (see ant-, arctic)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antarctic - the region around the south pole: Antarctica and surrounding watersAntarctic - the region around the south pole: Antarctica and surrounding waters
Antarctic continent, Antarctica - an extremely cold continent at the south pole almost entirely below the Antarctic Circle; covered by an ice cap up to 13,000 feet deep; "Antarctica is twice the size of Australia"
Antarctic Ocean - the southern waters surrounding Antarctica
Adj.1.antarctic - at or near the south poleAntarctic - at or near the south pole    
polar - of or existing at or near a geographical pole or within the Arctic or Antarctic Circles; "polar regions"

Antarctic

noun Antarctic zone, the Ice (N.Z.), Antarctica, South Pole A hole has opened up over the Antarctic over the past decade.
Translations
Antarktidaantarktický
Antarktis
antarktinenAntarktis
Antarktik
suîurskauts-, Suîurskautsland
南極
남극
antarktinisAntarktis
Antarktikaantarktisksdienvidpola-
antarktický
Antarktis
ที่ใกล้บริเวณขั้วโลกใต้
Nam Cực

Antarctic

[æntˈɑːktɪk]
A. ADJantártico
B. N the Antarcticel Antártico
C. CPD the Antarctic Circle Nel círculo Polar Antártico
the Antarctic Ocean Nel Océano Antártico

Antarctic

[æntˈɑːrktɪk]
adjantarctique, austral(e)
n
the Antarctic → l'Antarctique m

Antarctic

adjantarktisch, der Antarktis
n the Antarcticdie Antarktis

Antarctic

[æntˈɑːktɪk]
1. adjantartico/a
2. n the Antarcticl'Antartico

Antarctic

(ӕntˈaːktik) adjective, noun
(with the) (of) the area round the South Pole.

antarctic

الـمِنْطَقَة القُطْبِيَّة الـجَنوبِيَّة Antarktida Antarktis Antarktik Ανταρκτική περιοχή región antártica Antarktis Antarctique Antarktik Antartico 南極 남극 zuidpool Antarktis Antarktyka Antártica, Antártida Антарктика Antarktis ที่ใกล้บริเวณขั้วโลกใต้ Güney Kutbu Nam Cực 南极
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Tashtego's long, lean, sable hair, his high cheek bones, and black rounding eyes --for an Indian, Oriental in their largeness, but Antarctic in their glittering expression --all this sufficiently proclaimed him an inheritor of the unvitiated blood of those proud warrior hunters, who, in quest of the great New England moose, had scoured, bow in hand, the aboriginal forests of the main.
A chill south wind bites at my marrow, while far below me I can see the tropic foliage of Caspak on the one hand and huge icebergs from the near Antarctic upon the other.
The shape of continents allows us to divide the waters into five great portions: the Arctic or Frozen Ocean, the Antarctic, or Frozen Ocean, the Indian, the Atlantic, and the Pacific Oceans.
When its grim walls finally rose out of the ocean's mists before us, we were so far south that it was a question as to whether we were in the South Pacific or the Antarctic.
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A bird of another closely allied genus, Chionis alba, is an inhabitant of the antarctic regions; it feeds on sea-weed and shells on the tidal rocks.
We moved off in silence, and continued to coast round the line of cliffs, which were as even and unbroken as some of those monstrous Antarctic ice-fields which I have seen depicted as stretching from horizon to horizon and towering high above the mast-heads of the exploring vessel.
Then after the report of the two shots, followed by a profound silence, there crept out into the cold, cruel dawn of Antarctic regions, from various hiding-places, over the deck of that dismantled corpse of a ship floating on a grey sea ruled by iron necessity and with a heart of ice- there crept into view one by one, cautious, slow, ea ger, glaring, and unclean, a band of hungry and livid skeletons.
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