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At·lan·tic

 (ăt-lăn′tĭk)
n.
1. The Atlantic Ocean.
2. The westernmost branch of the Niger-Congo language family. Also called West Atlantic.
adj.
1. Of, in, or near the Atlantic Ocean.
2. Of, on, or near the eastern coast of the United States.
3. Of or concerning countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean, especially those of Europe and North America.
4. Of or relating to the westernmost branch of the Niger-Congo language family.

[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.]

Atlantic

(ətˈlæntɪk)
n
(Placename) the Atlantic short for Atlantic Ocean
adj
1. (Placename) of or relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean
2. (Placename) of or relating to Atlas or the Atlas Mountains
[C15: from Latin Atlanticus, from Greek (pelagos) Atlantikos (the sea) of Atlas (so called because it lay beyond the Atlas Mountains)]

At•lan•tic

(ætˈlæn tɪk)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the Atlantic Ocean.
2. of, pertaining to, or situated on the E seaboard of the U.S.
3. of or pertaining to the countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean, esp. those of North America and Europe.
n.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Atlantic - the 2nd largest oceanAtlantic - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
battle of Trafalgar, Trafalgar - a naval battle in 1805 off the southwest coast of Spain; the French and Spanish fleets were defeated by the English under Nelson (who was mortally wounded)
Bermuda, Bermudas - a group of islands in the Atlantic off the Carolina coast; British colony; a popular resort
Bermuda Triangle - an area in the western Atlantic Ocean where many ships and planes are supposed to have been mysteriously lost
Cape Verde Islands - a group of islands in the Atlantic off of the coast of Senegal
Falkland Islands - a group of over 100 islands in the southern Atlantic off the coast of Argentina; a British Crown Colony
the Indies, West Indies - the string of islands between North America and South America; a popular resort area
Greenland, Gronland, Kalaallit Nunaat - the largest island in the world; lies between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean; a self-governing province of Denmark
Newfoundland - an island in the north Atlantic
British Isles - Great Britain and Ireland and adjacent islands in the north Atlantic
Faeroe Islands, Faeroes, Faroe Islands, Faroes - a group of 21 volcanic islands in the North Atlantic between Iceland and the Shetland Islands
Iceland - a volcanic island in the North Atlantic near the Arctic Circle
Orkney Islands - an archipelago of about 70 islands in the North Atlantic and North Sea off the northeastern coast of Scotland
Shetland, Shetland Islands, Zetland - an archipelago of about 100 islands in the North Atlantic off the north coast of Scotland
Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, Sao Thome e Principe, Sao Tome and Principe, Sao Tome e Principe, St. Thomas and Principe - island nation in the South Atlantic off the west coast of Africa; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975; has enormous offshore oil reserves
Tenerife - a Spanish island in the Atlantic off the northwestern coast of Africa; the largest of the Canary Islands
Antarctic Ocean - the southern waters surrounding Antarctica
Atlantic Coast - a coast of the Atlantic Ocean
Bay of Biscay - an arm of the Atlantic Ocean in western Europe; bordered by the west coast of France and the north coast of Spain
Bay of Fundy - a bay of the North Atlantic between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia; noted for rapid tides as great as 70 feet
Biscayne Bay - a narrow bay formed by an inlet from the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern Florida
Bristol Channel - an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean between southern Wales and southwestern England
Buzzards Bay - an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern Massachusetts
Chesapeake Bay - a large inlet of the North Atlantic between Virginia and Maryland; fed by Susquehanna River
Delaware Bay - an inlet of the North Atlantic; fed by the Delaware River
English Channel - an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that forms a channel between France and Britain
Galway Bay - a bay of the North Atlantic on the west coast of Ireland
Gulf of Guinea - a gulf off the southwest coast of Africa
Golfo de Mexico, Gulf of Mexico - an arm of the Atlantic to the south of the United States and to the east of Mexico
Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Gulf of St. Lawrence - an arm of the northwest Atlantic Ocean off the southeastern coast of Canada
Labrador Sea - an arm of the northern Atlantic between Labrador and southern Greenland
Long Island Sound - a sound between Long Island and Connecticut
Massachusetts Bay - an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean off of eastern Massachusetts extending from Cape Ann on the north to Cape Cod on the south
Mid-Atlantic Ridge - a very long narrow elevation on the ocean floor that runs all the way from Iceland in the North Atlantic to Bouvet Island in the South Atlantic
New York Bay - a bay of the North Atlantic; fed by the Hudson River
North Atlantic - that part of the Atlantic Ocean to the north of the equator
North Sea - an arm of the North Atlantic between the British Isles and Scandinavia; oil was discovered under the North Sea in 1970
Norwegian Sea - the part of the Atlantic that lies off the Norwegian coast to the north of the North Sea
Penobscot Bay - an inlet of the Atlantic in eastern Maine
Sargasso Sea - a vast area of the North Atlantic from the West Indies to the Azores that is dense with gulfweed
South Atlantic - that part of the Atlantic Ocean to the south of the equator
Windward Passage - a channel between eastern Cuba and western Haiti that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Caribbean Sea
Adj.1.Atlantic - relating to or bordering the Atlantic OceanAtlantic - relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean; "Atlantic currents"
Translations
AtlantikAtlantský oceán
Atlanterhavet
Atlantti
Atlantik
大西洋
대서양
Atlanten
มหาสมุทรแอตแลนติก
Đại Tây Dương

Atlantic

[ətˈlæntɪk]
A. ADJatlántico
B. N the Atlantic (Ocean)el (Océano) Atlántico

Atlantic

[ətˈlæntɪk]
adjatlantique
the Atlantic Ocean → l'océan m Atlantique
n
the Atlantic → l'Atlantique m

Atlantic

n (also Atlantic Ocean)Atlantik m, → Atlantischer Ozean
adj attratlantisch; Atlantic crossingAtlantiküberquerung f; Atlantic linerOzeandampfer m

Atlantic

[ətˈlæntɪk]
1. adjdell'Atlantico, atlantico/a
2. n the Atlantic (Ocean)l'(Oceano) Atlantico

Atlantic

الـمُحِيط الأَطْلَسِي Atlantský oceán Atlanterhavet Atlantik Ατλαντικός Atlántico Atlantti Atlantique Atlantik Atlantico 大西洋 대서양 Atlantische Oceaan Atlanterhavet Atlantyk Oceano Atlântico Атлантический океан Atlanten มหาสมุทรแอตแลนติก Atlantik Đại Tây Dương 大西洋
References in classic literature ?
These practices have nearly disappeared among the Indians of the Atlantic states.
Or the member of Parliament, now at the head of the English branch of the family, --with which the elder stock, on this side of the Atlantic, had held little or no intercourse for the last two centuries,--this eminent gentleman might invite Hepzibah to quit the ruinous House of the Seven Gables, and come over to dwell with her kindred at Pyncheon Hall.
But the proprietor appeared already to have relinquished as hopeless, the effort to perpetuate on this side of the Atlantic, in a hard soil, and amid the close struggle for subsistence, the native English taste for ornamental gardening.
So that when I shall hereafter detail to you all the specialities and concentrations of potency everywhere lurking in this expansive monster; when I shall show you some of his more inconsiderable braining feats; I trust you will have renounced all ignorant incredulity, and be ready to abide by this; that though the Sperm Whale stove a passage through the Isthmus of Darien, and mixed the Atlantic with the Pacific, you would not elevate one hair of your eye-brow.
The Atlantic is a Lethean stream, in our passage over which we have had an opportunity to forget the Old World and its institutions.
Whenever the literary German dives into a sentence, that is the last you are going to see of him till he emerges on the other side of his Atlantic with his verb in his mouth.
I carried the manuscript back and forth across the Atlantic two or three times, and read it and studied over it on shipboard; and at last I saw where the difficulty lay.
It is certainly a very remarkable fact, that one of the most efficient advocates of the slave population, now before the public, is a fugitive slave, in the person of FREDERICK DOUGLASS; and that the free colored population of the United States are as ably represented by one of their own number, in the per- son of CHARLES LENOX REMOND, whose eloquent appeals have extorted the highest applause of multi- tudes on both sides of the Atlantic.
Where the Northern Ocean, in vast whirls, Boils round the naked, melancholy isles Of farthest Thule; and the Atlantic surge Pours in among the stormy Hebrides.
You'll not be surprised, Ellen, at my feeling particularly cheerless, seated in worse than solitude on that inhospitable hearth, and remembering that four miles distant lay my delightful home, containing the only people I loved on earth; and there might as well be the Atlantic to part us, instead of those four miles: I could not overpass them
He was a strong man, a kind uncle and the best sailor in the South Atlantic.
Other nations bought our products for less than they must have spent to raise them at home, and yet for so much more than they cost us, that profits rolled in Atlantic waves upon our capitalists.