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 ?
As is usual in traveling in the tropics, a halt was made during the heated middle of the day.
a country whose products embrace all between the tropics and the poles
A Christmas frost had come at midsummer; a white December storm had whirled over June; ice glazed the ripe apples, drifts crushed the blowing roses; on hayfield and cornfield lay a frozen shroud: lanes which last night blushed full of flowers, to- day were pathless with untrodden snow; and the woods, which twelve hours since waved leafy and flagrant as groves between the tropics, now spread, waste, wild, and white as pine-forests in wintry Norway.
Place me on the coasts beyond the tropics -- place me where the wind blows toward the shore in the day-time, and toward the sea by night -- and I instantly advance toward conclusive experiments.
When we had those meetings in the garden of the square, and sat within the dingy summer-house, so happy, that I love the London sparrows to this hour, for nothing else, and see the plumage of the tropics in their smoky feathers
He showed me also, in one of his books, the figures of the sun, moon, and stars, the zodiac, the tropics, and polar circles, together with the denominations of many plains and solids.
Many have imagined themselves blessed with the discovery when they have told us that this mighty flood proceeds from the melting of snow on the mountains of Aethiopia, without reflecting that this opinion is contrary to the received notion of all the ancients, who believed that the heat was so excessive between the tropics that no inhabitant could live there.
Above all, Mademoiselle Cormon sacrificed on the altar of her hopes three bottles of the famous liqueurs of Madame Amphoux, the most illustrious of all the distillers of the tropics,--a name very dear to gourmets.
Its reception into the Union was a precedent which may have far-reaching effects hereafter, when the Pole and the Tropics may hold alliance to the Stars and Stripes.
The sun had set some minutes since, the swift dusk of the tropics was already fading out of the eastern sky, and a pioneer moth fluttered silently by my head.
A few locks of gray mingled with his hair, which was still thick and matted, while his bronzed features and determined glance well suited an old sailor who had braved the heat of the equator and the storms of the tropics.
Lower California, in length about seven hundred miles, forms a great peninsula, which crosses the tropics and terminates in the torrid zone.