Atlantic Ocean


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Atlantic Ocean

The world's second-largest ocean, divided into the North Atlantic and the South Atlantic. It extends from the Arctic in the north to the Antarctic in the south between the eastern Americas and western Europe and Africa.

Atlantic Ocean

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(Placename) the world's second largest ocean, bounded in the north by the Arctic, in the south by the Antarctic, in the west by North and South America, and in the east by Europe and Africa. Greatest depth: 9220 m (30 246 ft). Area: about 81 585 000 sq km (31 500 000 sq miles)

Atlan′tic O′cean


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an ocean bounded by North America and South America in the Western Hemisphere and by Europe and Africa in the Eastern Hemisphere. ab. 31,530,000 sq. mi. (81,663,000 sq. km); greatest known depth, 30,246 ft. (9219 m).
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Noun1.Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest oceanAtlantic Ocean - 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
Translations
Atlantský oceán
Atlanterhavet
AtlantikAtlantischer Ozean
Atlantin valtameriAtlantti
Atlantik
Atlanti-óceán
Atlantshaf
大西洋
대서양
AtlantykOcean Atlantycki
Oceanul Atlantic
Atlanten
มหาสมุทรแอตแลนติก
Đại Tây Dương

Atlantic Ocean

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
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The narrow seas around these isles, where British admirals keep watch and ward upon the marches of the Atlantic Ocean, are subject to the turbulent sway of the West Wind.
Almost every year, one or two land-birds are blown across the whole Atlantic Ocean, from North America to the western shores of Ireland and England; but seeds could be transported by these wanderers only by one means, namely, in dirt sticking to their feet, which is in itself a rare accident.
At the present day, the sub-arctic and northern temperate productions of the Old and New Worlds are separated from each other by the Atlantic Ocean and by the extreme northern part of the Pacific.
On this view we can understand the relationship, with very little identity, between the productions of North America and Europe,--a relationship which is most remarkable, considering the distance of the two areas, and their separation by the Atlantic Ocean.
After sitting a long time listening to the long stories of some sailors who had just come from a plum-pudding voyage, as they called it (that is, a short whaling-voyage in a schooner or brig, confined to the north of the line, in the Atlantic Ocean only); after listening to these plum-puddingers till nearly eleven o'clock, I went up stairs to go to bed, feeling quite sure by this time Queequeg must certainly have brought his Ramadan to a termination.
He had never heard of it, or of the Atlantic Ocean which I told him separated his country from mine.
But he had been made to understand at an early date that the dead-line for him was the farther shore of the Atlantic Ocean, and he now gave little trouble.
The selfishness of the late Napoleon Bonaparte occasioned innumerable wars in Europe and caused him to perish, himself, in a miserable island--that of Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean.
It is a remarkable fact, that all the many small islands, lying far from any continent, in the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans, with the exception of the Seychelles and this little point of rock, are, I believe, composed either of coral or of erupted matter.
No military official in the world thought that we can go round Africa to the Atlantic Ocean through the Suez Canal but we did it as we had declared that we would go to the Atlantic and its Western waters," Rear Admiral Sayyari said, addressing a ceremony in Tehran on Sunday.
The Moskva and three other warships, including the Pytlivy escort ship, the Shakhtyor rescue tug and the Ivan Bubnov tanker, are reportedly currently located in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Angola.
The company added that the Block Island Wind Farm, which is a shallow water Wind Turbine project located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Rhode Island, is being developed by Deepwater Wind.

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