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.

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.]

Freebase

  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. Dan Sullivan:

    Meanwhile, in the face of this Russian military buildup, we are significantly reducing Army forces in our nation’s only Arctic state, Alaska. This is a strategic blunder by the Obama administration.

  2. Francesco Muschitiello:

    When I talk to my students I always try to make them aware that The Arctic Ocean is warming very, very quickly, and much faster than any other area on the planet, the Arctic Ocean's very unsettling and very troubling, especially because we still don't have a full understanding of feedbacks at play.

  3. Niel Lawrence:

    If there's a worse place to look for oil, I don't know what it is, there aren't any proven effective ways of cleaning up an oil spill in the Arctic.

  4. Twila Moon:

    The people of The Arctic are similarly experiencing extreme events and conditions that they've never before witnessed or have to deal with, so on a very human scale, we are all finding ourselves in a world that is now fundamentally changed from the the environmental conditions of the last many decades and centuries.

  5. Diana Francis:

    Melting ice in the Arctic is reducing the temperature created between the polar region and mid latitudes and this makes the weather systems move slowly over our region, convection [ leading to storms ] now can occur over several days whereas before, without climate change, it would have occurred over several hours and moved on.

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