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1. Greek Mythology A Titan condemned by Zeus to support the heavens upon his shoulders.
2. atlas A person who supports a great burden.
n. pl. at·las·es
1. A book or bound collection of maps, sometimes with supplementary illustrations and graphic analyses.
2. A volume of tables, charts, or plates that systematically illustrates a particular subject: an anatomical atlas.
3. A large size of drawing paper, measuring 26 × 33 or 26 × 34 inches.
4. pl. at·lan·tes (ăt-lăn′tēz) Architecture A standing or kneeling figure of a man used as a supporting column, as for an entablature or balcony. Also called telamon.
5. Anatomy The top or first cervical vertebra of the neck, which supports the skull.
[After Atlas. Sense 1, probably from depictions of Atlas holding the world on his shoulders that appeared on the frontispieces of early works of this kind.]
1. (Journalism & Publishing) a collection of maps, usually in book form
2. (Journalism & Publishing) a book of charts, graphs, etc, illustrating aspects of a subject: an anatomical atlas.
3. (Anatomy) anatomy the first cervical vertebra, attached to and supporting the skull in man. Compare axis1
4. (Architecture) architect another name for telamon
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a standard size of drawing paper, 26 × 17 inches
[C16: via Latin from Greek; first applied to maps, from depictions of Atlas supporting the heavens in 16th-century collections of maps]
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a Titan compelled to support the sky on his shoulders as punishment for rebelling against Zeus
2. (Astronautics) a US intercontinental ballistic missile, also used in launching spacecraft
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a US intercontinental ballistic missile, also used in launching spacecraft
4. (Celestial Objects) astronomy a small satellite of Saturn, discovered in 1980
n., pl. at•las•es for 1-3, at•lan•tes (ætˈlæn tiz)
1. a bound collection of maps.
2. a bound volume of charts, plates, or tables illustrating any subject.
3. the first cervical vertebra, which supports the head.
[1580–90 in sense “prop, support”; as name for a collection of maps, said to be from illustrations of Atlas supporting the globe in early books of this kind]
n., pl. At•las•es.
1. a Titan, condemned by Zeus to support the sky on his shoulders.
2. a person who supports a heavy burden; mainstay.
(or Telemon) A male statue used as a column, as in an ancient Greek temple.
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|Noun||1.||Atlas - (Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
|2.||atlas - a collection of maps in book form |
book of facts, reference book, reference work, reference - a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts; "he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic"
gazetteer - a geographical dictionary (as at the back of an atlas)
|3.||atlas - the 1st cervical vertebra|
|4.||atlas - a figure of a man used as a supporting column|
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atlas[ˈætləs] n (= book of maps) → atlas m
n → Atlas m
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