What does Atlas mean?

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ˈæt ləs; ætˈlæn tizAtlas

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Atlasnoun

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

  2. atlas, book of maps, map collectionnoun

    a collection of maps in book form

  3. atlas, atlas vertebranoun

    the 1st cervical vertebra

  4. atlas, telamonnoun

    a figure of a man used as a supporting column

Wiktionary

  1. atlasnoun

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

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

  2. atlasnoun

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

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

  3. atlasnoun

    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.

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

  4. atlasnoun

    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.

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

  5. atlasnoun

    The uppermost vertebra of the neck.

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

  6. atlasnoun

    One who supports a heavy burden; mainstay.

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

  7. atlasnoun

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

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

  8. atlasnoun

    A sheet of paper measuring 26 inches by 34 inches.

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

  9. Atlasnoun

    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.

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

  10. Atlasnoun

    a moon of Saturn

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

  11. Atlasnoun

    a crater in the first quadrant of the moon

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

  12. Atlasnoun

    Intercontinental ballistic missile

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Atlasnoun

    one who sustains a great burden

    Etymology: [L. Atlas, -antis, Gr. , , one of the older family of gods, who bears up the pillars of heaven; also Mt. Atlas, in W. Africa, regarded as the pillar of heaven. It is from the root of tlh^nai to bear. See Tolerate.]

  2. Atlasnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. Atlas, -antis, Gr. , , one of the older family of gods, who bears up the pillars of heaven; also Mt. Atlas, in W. Africa, regarded as the pillar of heaven. It is from the root of tlh^nai to bear. See Tolerate.]

  3. Atlasnoun

    a collection of maps in a volume

    Etymology: [L. Atlas, -antis, Gr. , , one of the older family of gods, who bears up the pillars of heaven; also Mt. Atlas, in W. Africa, regarded as the pillar of heaven. It is from the root of tlh^nai to bear. See Tolerate.]

  4. Atlasnoun

    a volume of plates illustrating any subject

    Etymology: [L. Atlas, -antis, Gr. , , one of the older family of gods, who bears up the pillars of heaven; also Mt. Atlas, in W. Africa, regarded as the pillar of heaven. It is from the root of tlh^nai to bear. See Tolerate.]

  5. Atlasnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. Atlas, -antis, Gr. , , one of the older family of gods, who bears up the pillars of heaven; also Mt. Atlas, in W. Africa, regarded as the pillar of heaven. It is from the root of tlh^nai to bear. See Tolerate.]

  6. Atlasnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. Atlas, -antis, Gr. , , one of the older family of gods, who bears up the pillars of heaven; also Mt. Atlas, in W. Africa, regarded as the pillar of heaven. It is from the root of tlh^nai to bear. See Tolerate.]

  7. Atlasnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. Atlas, -antis, Gr. , , one of the older family of gods, who bears up the pillars of heaven; also Mt. Atlas, in W. Africa, regarded as the pillar of heaven. It is from the root of tlh^nai to bear. See Tolerate.]

  8. Atlasnoun

    a rich kind of satin manufactured in India

    Etymology: [L. Atlas, -antis, Gr. , , one of the older family of gods, who bears up the pillars of heaven; also Mt. Atlas, in W. Africa, regarded as the pillar of heaven. It is from the root of tlh^nai to bear. See Tolerate.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Atlas

    at′las, n. that piece of the human vertebral column which articulates with the skull, so called because it supports the head: a collection of maps. [Gr. Atlas, Atlantis, a Titan who bore the world on his shoulders, and whose figure used to be given on the title-page of atlases.]

  2. Atlas

    at′las, n. a kind of silk-satin manufactured in the East. [Ar.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. atlas

    A large book of maps or charts; so called from the character of that name in ancient mythology, son of Uranus, and represented as bearing the world on his back. Also the Indian satin of commerce.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Atlas

    Since the publication of “Mercator’s Projections,” with the figure of Atlas bearing the globe on his shoulders as a frontispiece, in 1560, all books of maps have received this name.

Mythology

  1. Atlas

    was King of Mauritania, now Morocco, in Africa. He was also a great astronomer. He is depicted with the globe on his back, his name signifying great toil or labor. For his inhospitality to Perseus that king changed him into the mountain which bears his name of Atlas. A chain of mountains in Africa is called after him, and so is the Atlantic Ocean. He had seven daughters by his wife Pleione, they were called by one common name, Pleiades; and by his wife Aethra he had seven more, who were, in the same manner, called Hyades. Both the Pleiades and the Hyades are celestial constellations.

Who Was Who?

  1. Atlas

    A man who held up the heavens and was not even a preacher. Edited a huge book which bears his name.

Anagrams for Atlas »

  1. salat

  2. AASLT

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Atlas in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Atlas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Atlas in a Sentence

  1. Atlas Restaurant Group:

    This should never have happened, the manager seen in the video has been placed on indefinite leave, as a result, we immediately revised our dress code policy so that children 12 years old and younger, who are accompanied by an adult, will not be subject to a dress code at any Atlas property.

  2. Federico Ghizzoni:

    We did not seek Atlas's help, it's the other way round.

  3. Ron DeSantis:

    I think, Dr. Atlas, we're in agreement on focusing strategies in school on people who are symptomatic.

  4. Ken Brinsden:

    We want to be the BHP of lithium, not the Atlas.

  5. Anthony Fauci:

    I definitely don't have The President ear as much as Scott Atlas right now, that has been a changing situation.

Images & Illustrations of Atlas

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