atmosphere, ambiance, ambience(noun)
a particular environment or surrounding influence
"there was an atmosphere of excitement"
standard atmosphere, atmosphere, atm, standard pressure(noun)
a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade
the mass of air surrounding the Earth
"there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; "it was exposed to the air"
atmosphere, atmospheric state(noun)
the weather or climate at some place
"the atmosphere was thick with fog"
the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body
air, aura, atmosphere(noun)
a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing
"an air of mystery"; "the house had a neglected air"; "an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters"; "the place had an aura of romance"
The gases surrounding the Earth or any astronomical body.
The air in a particular place.
The mood or feeling in a situation.
A unit of measurement for pressure (symbol: atm)
Origin: From atmosphaera, from ἀτμός + σφαῖρα.
the whole mass of aeriform fluid surrounding the earth; -- applied also to the gaseous envelope of any celestial orb, or other body; as, the atmosphere of Mars
any gaseous envelope or medium
a supposed medium around various bodies; as, electrical atmosphere, a medium formerly supposed to surround electrical bodies
the pressure or weight of the air at the sea level, on a unit of surface, or about 14.7 Ibs. to the sq. inch
any surrounding or pervading influence or condition
the portion of air in any locality, or affected by a special physical or sanitary condition; as, the atmosphere of the room; a moist or noxious atmosphere
Origin: [Gr. vapor (akin to Skr. tman breath, soul, G. athem breath) + sphere: cf. F. atmosphre. See Sphere.]
An atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding a material body of sufficient mass that is held in place by the gravity of the body. An atmosphere is more likely to be retained if the gravity is high and the atmosphere's temperature is low. Earth's atmosphere, which contains oxygen used by most organisms for respiration and carbon dioxide used by plants, algae and cyanobacteria for photosynthesis, also protects living organisms from genetic damage by solar ultraviolet radiation. Its current composition is the product of billions of years of biochemical modification of the paleoatmosphere by living organisms. The term stellar atmosphere describes the outer region of a star, and typically includes the portion starting from the opaque photosphere outwards. Relatively low-temperature stars may form compound molecules in their outer atmosphere.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
at′mo-sfēr, n. the gaseous envelope that surrounds the earth or any of the heavenly bodies: any gaseous medium: a conventional unit of atmospheric pressure: (fig.) any surrounding influence.—adjs. Atmospher′ic, -al, of or depending on the atmosphere.—adv. Atmospher′ically.—Atmospheric engine, a variety of steam-engine in which the steam is admitted only to the under side of the piston; Atmospheric hammer, a hammer driven by means of compressed air; Atmospheric railway, a railway where the motive-power is derived from the pressure of the atmosphere acting on a piston working in an iron tube of uniform bore. [Gr. atmos, air, sphaira, a sphere.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The gaseous envelope surrounding a planet or similar body. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
(a) A term applied to the atmospheric pressure as a practical unit of pressure equal to 15 lbs. to the square inch as generally taken. It is really about 14.7 lbs. per square inch, or 1,033 grams per square centimeter. (b) Air, q. v.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'atmosphere' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2124
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'atmosphere' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3135
Rank popularity for the word 'atmosphere' in Nouns Frequency: #932
The numerical value of atmosphere in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of atmosphere in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is an atmosphere of well-sounding oratory that likes to attach itself to dress clothes. Away with it
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
The President seems to extend executive privilege way out past the atmosphere. What he says is executive privilege is nothing but executive poppycock.
Live neither in the present nor the future, but in the eternal. The giant weed (of evil) cannot flower there this blot upon existence is wiped out by the very atmosphere of eternal thought.
It was President Putin who created this atmosphere of hate in our country, the atmosphere of intolerance, which one way or another materialized in the bullet that killed my friend Boris Nemtsov.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- ambient, atmosfera, aerosferaCatalan, Valencian
- atmosféra, ovzdušíCzech
- atmosfero, etosoEsperanto
- clima, atmósfera, aire, ambienteSpanish
- جو, اندروا, اتمسفرPersian
- tunnelma, henki, ilmapiiri, atmosfääri, ilma, ilmakehäFinnish
- atmosphère, ambianceFrench
- ambiente, atmosferaGalician
- אווירה, אטמוספרהHebrew
- légkör, atmoszféraHungarian
- atmosphera, ambienteInterlingua
- atmosfer, suasana, situasiIndonesian
- 大気, 大気圏, 空気, 雰囲気Japanese
- 대기, 분위기Korean
- агаар мандалMongolian
- atmosfera, suasanaMalay
- atmosfera, burdataMaltese
- dampkring, atmosfeer, sfeerDutch
- atmosfæreNorwegian Nynorsk
- atmosfera, nastrójPolish
- atmosfera, ambiente, atmosfera físicaPortuguese
- ambianță, atmosferă, ambientRomanian
- обстано́вка, атмосфе́раRussian
- atmosféra, атмосфе́раSerbo-Croatian
- ovzdušie, atmosféraSlovak
- వాతావరణం, వాతావరణముTelugu
- khí quyểnVietnamese
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