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Arc·tic

 (ärk′tĭk, är′tĭk)
A region between the North Pole and the northern timberlines of North America and Eurasia.

Arc′tic adj.

arc·tic

 (ärk′tĭk, är′tĭk)
adj.
Extremely cold; frigid. See Synonyms at cold.
n.
A warm waterproof overshoe.

[Alteration (influenced by Latin arcticus) of Middle English artik, northern, from Medieval Latin articus, from Latin arcticus, from Greek arktikos, from arktos, bear, the northern constellation Ursa Major; see r̥tko- in Indo-European roots.]

arctic

(ˈɑːktɪk)
adj
1. (Placename) of or relating to the Arctic: arctic temperatures.
2. informal cold; freezing: the weather at Christmas was arctic.
n
3. (Clothing & Fashion) US a high waterproof overshoe with buckles
4. (modifier) designed or suitable for conditions of extreme cold: arctic clothing.
[C14: from Latin arcticus, from Greek arktikos northern, literally: pertaining to (the constellation of) the Bear, from arktos bear]

Arctic

(ˈɑːktɪk)
n
(Placename) the Arctic Arctic Zone the regions north of the Arctic Circle
adj
(Placename) of or relating to the regions north of the Arctic Circle

arc•tic

(ˈɑrk tɪk or, esp. for 7, ˈɑr tɪk)

adj.
1. (often cap.) of, pertaining to, or located at or near the North Pole: the arctic region.
2. coming from the North Pole or the arctic region: an arctic wind.
3. characteristic of the extremely cold, snowy, windy weather north of the Arctic Circle; frigid; bleak: an arctic winter.
4. extremely cold in manner: a look of arctic disdain.
n.
5. (often cap.) the region lying north of the Arctic Circle or of the northernmost limit of tree growth; the polar area north of the timberline.
6. arctics, warm waterproof overshoes.
[1350–1400; Middle English artik < Middle French artique < Latin arcticus < Greek arktikós northern, literally, of the Bear =árkt(os) bear (see Ursa Major) + -ikos -ic]
arc′ti•cal•ly, adv.

arctic

- Comes from the ancient Greeks' word for north, arktikos, literally "of the bear"; arctic should be pronounced AHRK-tik.
See also related terms for north.

arctic

A type of waterproof overshoe.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arctic - the regions to the north of the Arctic Circle centered on the North PoleArctic - the regions to the north of the Arctic Circle centered on the North Pole
2.arctic - a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snowarctic - a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
overshoe - footwear that protects your shoes from water or snow or cold
Adj.1.Arctic - of or relating to the Arctic; "the Arctic summer"
polar - of or existing at or near a geographical pole or within the Arctic or Antarctic Circles; "polar regions"
2.arctic - extremely cold; "an arctic climate"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather"
cold - having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration; "a cold climate"; "a cold room"; "dinner has gotten cold"; "cold fingers"; "if you are cold, turn up the heat"; "a cold beer"

arctic

adjective (Informal) freezing, cold, frozen, icy, chilly, frosty, glacial, frigid, gelid, frost-bound, cold as ice The bathroom is positively arctic.

Arctic

adjective polar, far-northern, hyperborean Arctic ice

arctic

adjective
Very cold:
Archaic: frore.
Idiom: bitter cold.
Translations
أَركْتِيكقُطْبيقُطْبي، مَنْسوب إلى القُطْب الشَّمالي
arktickýArktidaledový
Arktishundekoldt
Arktinen alue
Arktik
Arktiszészaki-sarkisarkvidéki
ískaldurnorîurskauts-
北極
북극
ArktiesarktinisArktisatšiaurus
arktisksstindzinošsziemeļu-
Arctica
arktický
Arktis
บริเวณขั้วโลกเหนือ
buz gibiçok soğukKuzey KutbuKuzey Kutbuna ait
Bắc Cực

arctic

[ˈɑːktɪk]
A. ADJ
1. (Geog) → ártico
2. (fig) (= cold) → glacial, gélido
B. N the Arcticel Ártico
C. CPD Arctic Circle NCírculo m Polar Ártico
arctic fox Nzorro m polar
Arctic Ocean NOcéano m Ártico

Arctic

[ˈɑːrktɪk]
n
the Arctic → l'Arctique m
adj
[ice, region, winter] → arctique; [explorer, expedition] → de l'Arctique
Arctic ice → banquise arctique

arctic

[ˈɑːrktɪk] adj
(= freezing cold) → glacial(e)
It's arctic in here! → Il fait un froid sibérien ici!

arctic

adj (lit, fig)arktisch
n
the Arcticdie Arktis
(US: = shoe) gefütterter, wasserundurchlässiger Überschuh

arctic

:
Arctic Circle
arctic fox
nPolarfuchs m
Arctic Ocean
nNordpolarmeer nt

arctic

[ˈɑːktɪk]
1. adjartico/a (fig) (very cold) → polare
2. n the Arcticl'Artico

Arctic

(ˈaːktik) adjective
1. of the area round the North Pole. the Arctic wilderness.
2. (no capital) very cold. arctic conditions.
the Arctic
the area round the North Pole.

arctic

أَركْتِيك Arktida Arktis Arktik Αρκτική Ártico Arktinen alue Arctique Arktik Artico 北極 북극 noordpool Arktis Arktyka região ártica Арктика Arktis บริเวณขั้วโลกเหนือ Kuzey Kutbu Bắc Cực 北极
References in classic literature ?
The men were out in the fields all day, husking corn, and when they came in at noon, with long caps pulled down over their ears and their feet in red-lined overshoes, I used to think they were like Arctic explorers.
Then there you lie like the one warm spark in the heart of an arctic crystal.
How wonderful is it then --except after explanation --that this great monster, to whom corporeal warmth is as indispensable as it is to man; how wonderful that he should be found at home, immersed to his lips for life in those Arctic waters
Day after day he roamed about in the arctic cold, his soul filled full of bitterness and despair.
Some of our northern Indians eat raw the marrow of the Arctic reindeer, as well as various other parts, including the summits of the antlers, as long as they are soft.
Nor could I pass unnoticed the suggestion of the bleak shores of Lapland, Siberia, Spitzbergen, Nova Zembla, Iceland, Greenland, with "the vast sweep of the Arctic Zone, and those forlorn regions of dreary space,--that reservoir of frost and snow, where firm fields of ice, the accumulation of centuries of winters, glazed in Alpine heights above heights, surround the pole, and concentre the multiplied rigours of extreme cold.
Thanks to powerful influence, he had just been appointed a member of the official expedition on board the Requin, which was to be sent to the Arctic Circle in search of the survivors of the D'Artoi's expedition, of whom nothing had been heard for three years.
The cold regions of the north, almost within the gloom and shadow of the Arctic Circle, sent him their tribute in the shape of furs; hot Africa sifted for him the golden sands of her rivers, and gathered up the ivory tusks of her great elephants out of the forests; the east came bringing him the rich shawls, and spices, and teas, and the effulgence of diamonds, and the gleaming purity of large pearls.
Notwithstanding the little iron stove, the ink froze on the swing- table in the cabin, and I found it more convenient to go ashore stumbling over the arctic waste-land and shivering in glazed tramcars in order to write my evening letter to my owners in a gorgeous cafe in the centre of the town.
Their eyes were just of the same colour, but a striking test of the difference in their operation was seen in the demeanour of Trip, the black-and-tan terrier, whenever that much- suspected dog unwarily exposed himself to the freezing arctic ray of Mrs.
While the fiery and magnificent Spaniard, inflamed with the mania for gold, has extended his discoveries and conquests over those brilliant countries scorched by the ardent sun of the tropics, the adroit and buoyant Frenchman, and the cool and calculating Briton, have pursued the less splendid, but no less lucrative, traffic in furs amidst the hyperborean regions of the Canadas, until they have advanced even within the Arctic Circle.
He told them of mail-carrying in the winter up Cape Breton way, of the dog-train that goes to Coudray, and of the ram- steamer Arctic, that breaks the ice between the mainland and Prince Edward Island.