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ætˈlæn tɪkat·lantic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Atlantic, Atlantic Oceanadjective

    the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east

  2. Atlanticadjective

    relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean

    "Atlantic currents"


  1. Atlantic

    The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's five oceans, with an area of about 106,460,000 km2 (41,100,000 sq mi). It covers approximately 20% of Earth's surface and about 29% of its water surface area. It is known to separate the "Old World" of Africa, Europe and Asia from the "New World" of the Americas in the European perception of the World. The Atlantic Ocean occupies an elongated, S-shaped basin extending longitudinally between Europe and Africa to the east, and North and South America to the west. As one component of the interconnected World Ocean, it is connected in the north to the Arctic Ocean, to the Pacific Ocean in the southwest, the Indian Ocean in the southeast, and the Southern Ocean in the south (other definitions describe the Atlantic as extending southward to Antarctica). The Atlantic Ocean is divided in two parts, by the Equatorial Counter Current, with the North(ern) Atlantic Ocean and the South(ern) Atlantic Ocean split at about 8°N.Scientific explorations of the Atlantic include the Challenger expedition, the German Meteor expedition, Columbia University's Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory and the United States Navy Hydrographic Office.


  1. atlantic

    The term "Atlantic" is used to refer to various concepts related to the Atlantic Ocean, the second largest ocean in the world that separates Europe and Africa on the east from North and South America on the west. Therefore, it could refer to anything from a geographical region (Atlantic Seaboard), to a climatic condition (Atlantic Climate), a type of storm (Atlantic hurricane), or biogeographic flora and fauna (Atlantic Forest). It can also refer to history (Atlantic history), trade (Atlantic slave trade), political and economic agreements (Atlantic Charter), and even ideologies (Transatlantic relations). It is generally associated with or related to the Atlantic Ocean.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Atlanticadjective

    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. Atlanticadjective

    of or pertaining to the isle of Atlantis

  3. Atlanticadjective

    descended from Atlas

  4. Etymology: [L. Atlanticus, fr. Atlas. See Atlas and Atlantes.]


  1. Atlantic

    Atlantic is a city in, and the county seat of, Cass County, Iowa, United States, located along the East Nishnabotna River. The population was 7,112 in the 2010 census, a decline from the 7,257 population in the 2000 census.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Atlantic

    at-lan′tik, adj. pertaining to Atlas, or to the Atlantic Ocean.—n. the ocean between Europe, Africa, and America. [From Mount Atlas, in the north-west of Africa, named from the Titan, Atlas.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. atlantic

    The sea which separates Europe and Africa from the Americas, so named from the elevated range called the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.

Editors Contribution

  1. Atlantic

    A type of ocean with known coordinates.

    The Atlantic ocean has known coordinates and is documented on various types of paper and digital maps.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 19, 2017  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Atlantic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4071

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Atlantic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Atlantic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Atlantic in a Sentence

  1. Robert Daly:

    It's a gross negligence of leadership, have Atlantic Council ever heard the American president say to other nations,' Atlantic Council are in this together and Atlantic Council want to work closely with you every day to guarantee the health of all of our people' ? Atlantic Council's not hard to say.

  2. Eric Deggans:

    When The Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg have one politician who's denouncing the press as the enemy of the people, when The Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg have one politician who insists that he won an election that he did not win, when The Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg have one politician who was blaming immigrants unfairly for America's ills, The Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg have to have a journalism apparatus that is free to call out those excesses without fear of being accused of being unfair.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I had the good sense to leave Atlantic City, which by the way, Caesars just went bankrupt. Every company — Chris [Christie] can tell you — every company virtually in Atlantic City went bankrupt, i left Atlantic City before it totally cratered, and I made a lot of money in Atlantic City, and I'm very proud of it.... By the way, this country right now owes $19 trillion. And they need somebody like me to straighten out that mess.

  4. Phil Klotzbach:

    One reason for( the) reduction in Atlantic seasonal hurricane forecast from Colorado State University is due to development of below-normal sea surface temperatures in subtropical Atlantic, when the subtropical Atlantic is cooler than normal, it can sometimes favor increased shear in the tropical Atlantic.

  5. Bryan Singer:

    It's sad that The Atlantic would stoop to this low standard of journalistic integrity, we feel fortunate that The Atlantic decided to work with us, and we are grateful that the piece has gone through The Atlantic's thoughtful editorial process, which included another rigorous fact-check and robust legal vetting.

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