What does Arctic mean?

Definitions for Arctic
ˈɑrk tɪk or, esp. for 7 , ˈɑr tɪkarc·tic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Arctic, Arctic Zone, North Frigid Zonenoun

    the regions to the north of the Arctic Circle centered on the North Pole

  2. arctic, galosh, golosh, rubber, gumshoeadjective

    a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow

  3. north-polar, Arcticadjective

    of or relating to the Arctic

    "the Arctic summer"

  4. arctic, frigid, gelid, glacial, icy, polaradjective

    extremely cold

    "an arctic climate"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather"

Wiktionary

  1. arcticadjective

    Being extremely cold, snowy, or having other properties of extreme winter associated with the Arctic.

    The food was kept very fresh by the arctic temperature setting of the freezer.

  2. Arcticadjective

    Of or pertaining to the Arctic.

    The food was kept very fresh by the arctic temperature setting of the freezer.

  3. Arcticnoun

    A region of the Earth above the Arctic Circle, containing the North Pole.

  4. Etymology: From artique (with -c- reintroduced after Latin in the 17th century), from arcticus, from ἀρκτικός, from ἄρκτος.

Wikipedia

  1. Arctic

    The Arctic ( or ) is a polar region located at the northernmost part of Earth. The Arctic consists of the Arctic Ocean, adjacent seas, and parts of Alaska (United States), Canada, Finland, Greenland (Denmark), Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden. Land within the Arctic region has seasonally varying snow and ice cover, with predominantly treeless permafrost (permanently frozen underground ice) containing tundra. Arctic seas contain seasonal sea ice in many places. The Arctic region is a unique area among Earth's ecosystems. The cultures in the region and the Arctic indigenous peoples have adapted to its cold and extreme conditions. Life in the Arctic includes zooplankton and phytoplankton, fish and marine mammals, birds, land animals, plants and human societies. Arctic land is bordered by the subarctic.

ChatGPT

  1. arctic

    The Arctic refers to the Earth's northernmost region located around the North Pole. It includes parts of eight countries (Russia, Canada, Greenland, the United States, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland), the Arctic Ocean, and other bodies of water. The region is characterized by extreme cold temperatures, unique ecosystems, distinctive animal species, ice-covered seas, and extensive periods of darkness and light. It is mostly uninhabited, with the native people primarily living in the Arctic region of North America and Eurasia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arcticadjective

    pertaining to, or situated under, the northern constellation called the Bear; northern; frigid; as, the arctic pole, circle, region, ocean; an arctic expedition, night, temperature

  2. Arcticnoun

    the arctic circle

  3. Arcticnoun

    a warm waterproof overshoe

  4. Etymology: [OE. artik, OF. artique, F. arctique, L. arcticus, fr. Gr. , fr. a bear, also a northern constellation so called; akin to L. ursus bear, Skr. ksha.]

Wikidata

  1. Arctic

    The Arctic is a polar region located at the northernmost part of the Earth. The Arctic consists of the Arctic Ocean and parts of Canada, Russia, Denmark, Norway, the United States, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland. The Arctic region consists of a vast, ice-covered ocean, surrounded by treeless permafrost. The area can be defined as north of the Arctic Circle, the approximate limit of the midnight sun and the polar night. Alternatively, it can be defined as the region where the average temperature for the warmest month is below 10 °C; the northernmost tree line roughly follows the isotherm at the boundary of this region. Socially and politically, the Arctic region includes the northern territories of the eight Arctic states, although by natural science definitions much of this territory is considered subarctic. The Arctic region is a unique area among Earth's ecosystems. The cultures in the region and the Arctic indigenous peoples have adapted to its cold and extreme conditions. In recent years the extent of the sea ice has declined. Life in the Arctic includes organisms living in the ice, zooplankton and phytoplankton, fish and marine mammals, birds, land animals, plants and human societies.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Arctic

    ärk′tik, adj. relating to the constellation the Great Bear, or to the north, used figuratively to express extreme cold.—Arctic Circle, a circle drawn round the North Pole, at a distance of 23½ degrees. [O. Fr. artique—L. arcticus—Gr. arktikosarktos, a bear.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. arctic

    Northern, or lying under arktos, the Bear; an epithet given to the north polar regions comprised within the arctic circle, a lesser circle of the sphere, very nearly 23° 28′ distant from the north pole.

Editors Contribution

  1. arctic

    A known location on planet earth.

    The Arctic is a beautiful location on planet earth.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Arctic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Arctic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Arctic in a Sentence

  1. Exxon Mobil Corp:

    Prohibited activities involving offshore Russia in the Black Sea, Arctic regions, and onshore western Siberia have been wound down.

  2. Antony Blinken:

    We have concerns about some of the increased military activities in the Arctic. That increases the injuries or prospects of accidents, miscalculation, and undermines the shared goal of a peaceful and sustainable future for the region, so we have to be vigilant about that, there's been cooperation on a number of important areas, over the years on education, oil spill response, search and rescue, pollution issues, and it is our hope that that... the Arctic means an area of peaceful cooperation and peaceful collaboration.

  3. David Graham:

    A clinically important [antibiotic resistance gene] originating from South Asia is clearly not local to the Arctic.

  4. Mark Parrington:

    The number and intensity of wildfires in the Arctic Circle is unusual and unprecedented, they are concerning as they are occurring in a very remote part of the world, and in an environment that many people would consider to be pristine.

  5. Dalai Lama:

    As vital as the Arctic and Antarctic, it is the Third Pole.

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