Definitions for Atlasˈæt ləs; ætˈlæn tiz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

at•las*ˈæt ləs; ætˈlæn tiz(n.)(pl.)at•las•es; at•lan•tes

  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.

    Category: Anatomy

  4. Category: Architecture

    Ref: Also called telamon. 1; Compare caryatid.

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Origin of atlas:

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•lasˈæt ləs(n.)(pl.)At•las•es.

  1. a Titan, condemned by Zeus to support the sky on his shoulders.

    Category: Mythology

  2. a person who supports a heavy burden; mainstay.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Atlas(noun)

    (Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders

  2. atlas, book of maps, map collection(noun)

    a collection of maps in book form

  3. atlas, atlas vertebra(noun)

    the 1st cervical vertebra

  4. atlas, telamon(noun)

    a figure of a man used as a supporting column

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. atlas(noun)ˈæt ləs

    a book of maps

Wiktionary

  1. atlas(Noun)

    A bound collection of maps often including tables, illustrations or other text.

  2. atlas(Noun)

    A bound collection of tables, illustrations etc. on any given subject.

  3. atlas(Noun)

    A detailed visual conspectus of something of great and multi-faceted complexity, with its elements splayed so as to be presented in as discrete a manner as possible whilst retaining a realistic view of the whole.

  4. atlas(Noun)

    A collection of top-dimensional subspaces, called charts, each homeomorphic to Euclidean space, which comprise the entirety of a manifold, such that intersecting charts' respective homeomorphisms are compatible in a certain way.

  5. atlas(Noun)

    The uppermost vertebra of the neck.

  6. atlas(Noun)

    One who supports a heavy burden; mainstay.

  7. atlas(Noun)

    A figure of a man used as a column; telamon.

  8. atlas(Noun)

    A sheet of paper measuring 26 inches by 34 inches.

  9. Atlas(ProperNoun)

    son of Iapetus and Clymene, war leader of the Titans ordered by the god Zeus to support the sky on his shoulders; father to Hesperides, the Hyades, and the Pleiades; king of the legendary Atlantis.

  10. Atlas(ProperNoun)

    a moon of Saturn

  11. Atlas(ProperNoun)

    a crater in the first quadrant of the moon

  12. Atlas(ProperNoun)

    Intercontinental ballistic missile

  13. Origin: From Ἄτλας, meaning "The Bearer (of the Heavens)", from τλῆναι. See tolerate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Atlas(noun)

    one who sustains a great burden

  2. Atlas(noun)

    the first vertebra of the neck, articulating immediately with the skull, thus sustaining the globe of the head, whence the name

  3. Atlas(noun)

    a collection of maps in a volume

  4. Atlas(noun)

    a volume of plates illustrating any subject

  5. Atlas(noun)

    a work in which subjects are exhibited in a tabular from or arrangement; as, an historical atlas

  6. Atlas(noun)

    a large, square folio, resembling a volume of maps; -- called also atlas folio

  7. Atlas(noun)

    a drawing paper of large size. See under Paper, n

  8. Atlas(noun)

    a rich kind of satin manufactured in India

Freebase

  1. Atlas

    An atlas is a collection of maps; it is typically a map of Earth or a region of Earth, but there are atlases of the other planets in the Solar System. Atlases have traditionally been bound into book form, but today many atlases are in multimedia formats. In addition to presenting geographic features and political boundaries, many atlases often feature geopolitical, social, religious and economic statistics. They also have information about the map and places in it.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

atlas(noun)

a book of maps

My atlas is out of date.

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