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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.]
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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
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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.
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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.
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arctic

A type of waterproof overshoe.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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"
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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
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arctic

adjective
Very cold:
Archaic: frore.
Idiom: bitter cold.
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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
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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!
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

arctic

[ˈɑːktɪk]
1. adjartico/a (fig) (very cold) → polare
2. n the Arcticl'Artico
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
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