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At·las

 (ăt′ləs)
n.
1. Greek Mythology A Titan condemned by Zeus to support the heavens upon his shoulders.
2. atlas A person who supports a great burden.

[Greek Atlās; see telə- in Indo-European roots.]

at·las

 (ăt′ləs)
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.]
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atlas

(ˈætləs)
npl atlantes
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]

Atlas

(ˈætləs)
n
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
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at•las

(ˈæt ləs)

n., pl. at•las•es for 1-3, at•lan•tes (ætˈlæn tiz)
for 5.
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.
4. Also called telamon. a sculptural figure of a man used as a column.Compare caryatid.
[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]

At•las

(ˈæt ləs)

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.
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atlas

(or Telemon) A male statue used as a column, as in an ancient Greek temple.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.atlas - (Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shouldersAtlas - (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 formatlas - 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)
dialect atlas, linguistic atlas - an atlas showing the distribution of distinctive linguistic features
3.atlas - the 1st cervical vertebraatlas - the 1st cervical vertebra    
cervical vertebra, neck bone - one of 7 vertebrae in the human spine located in the neck region
4.atlas - a figure of a man used as a supporting columnatlas - a figure of a man used as a supporting column
pillar, column - (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
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Translations
أَطْلَسأطْلَس
atlas
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atlaskoljusammas
kartastoatlaskannattajanikama
atlas
atlasz
atlas, landakortabók
地図帳
지도책
atlasas
atlants
atlasdźwigacz
atlas
atlas
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สมุดแผนที่
tập bản đồ

atlas

[ˈætləs]
A. N
1. (= world atlas) → atlas m inv; (= road atlas) → guía f de carreteras
2. Atlas (Myth) → Atlas m, Atlante m
B. CPD the Atlas Mountains NPLlos Atlas
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atlas

[ˈætləs] n (= book of maps) → atlas m
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atlas

nAtlas m
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Atlas

[ˈætləs] n (Myth) → Atlante m

atlas

[ˈætləs] natlante m
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atlas

(ˈӕtləs) noun
a book of maps. My atlas is out of date.
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atlas

أَطْلَس atlas atlas Atlas άτλας atlas kartasto atlas atlas atlante 地図帳 지도책 atlas atlas atlas atlas атлас atlas สมุดแผนที่ atlas tập bản đồ 地图集
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