Atlantic

Atlantic

1. Of or pertaining to Mt. Atlas in libya, and hence applied to the ocean which lies between Europe and Africa on the east and America on the west; as, the atlantic ocean (called also the atlantic); the atlantic basin; the atlantic telegraph.

2. Of or pertaining to the isle of Atlantis.

3. Descended from atlas. The seven atlantic sisters. (Milton)

Origin: L. Atlanticus, fr. Atlas. See atlas and Atlantes.


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