tropics


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trop·ics

or Trop·ics  (trŏp′ĭks)
pl.n.
The regions of the earth between the latitudes 23°27′ north and 23°27′ south: Hurricanes form in the tropics. Also called Torrid Zone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tropics - the part of the Earth's surface between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorntropics - the part of the Earth's surface between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn; characterized by a hot climate
Translations
مِنْطَقَه إسْتِوائِيَّه
tropy
troperne
trópusok: a trópusok
hitabeltiî
trópy
tropikal/sıcak kuşak

tropic

(ˈtropik) noun
either of two imaginary circles running round the earth at about 23 degrees north (Tropic of Cancer) or south (Tropic of Capricorn) of the equator.
ˈtropics noun plural
the hot regions between or (loosely) near these lines. The ship is heading for the tropics.
ˈtropical adjective
1. of the tropics. The climate there is tropical.
2. growing etc in hot countries. tropical plants.
ˈtropically adverb
References in classic literature ?
The deeper I got into the tropics, the deeper I found men drank, the deeper I drank myself.
It saddens me and gladdens me, the gait with which we are leaving San Francisco behind and with which we are foaming down upon the tropics. Each day grows perceptibly warmer.
As is usual in traveling in the tropics, a halt was made during the heated middle of the day.
"What's the good of Mercator's North Poles and Equators, Tropics, Zones, and Meridian Lines?" So the Bellman would cry: and the crew would reply "They are merely conventional signs!
Lower California, in length about seven hundred miles, forms a great peninsula, which crosses the tropics and terminates in the torrid zone.
Nowhere had he found any sign that men had stopped even temporarily upon this shore, though, of course, he knew that so quickly does the rank vegetation of the tropics erase all but the most permanent of human monuments that he might be in error in his deductions.
The tropical plants probably suffered much extinction; how much no one can say; perhaps formerly the tropics supported as many species as we see at the present day crowded together at the Cape of Good Hope, and in parts of temperate Australia.
Here Saturn's grey chaos rolls over me, and I obtain dim, shuddering glimpses into those Polar eternities; when wedged bastions of ice pressed hard upon what are now the Tropics; and in all the 25,000 miles of this world's circumference, not an inhabitable hand's breadth of land was visible.
So difficult is it to judge from the aspect of a country, whether or not it is healthy, that if a person had been told to choose within the tropics a situation appearing favourable for health, very probably he would have named this coast.
He has just come from the tropics, for his face is dark, and that is not the natural tint of his skin, for his wrists are fair.
Succeeding years, too wild for song, Then rolled like tropic storms along, Where, through the garish lights that fly Dying along the troubled sky, Lay bare, through vistas thunder-riven, The blackness of the general Heaven, That very blackness yet doth Ring Light on the lightning's silver wing.
The 20th of July, the tropic of Capricorn was cut by 105d of longitude, and the 27th of the same month we crossed the Equator on the 110th meridian.