What does Atlas mean?

Definitions for Atlasˈæt ləs; ætˈlæn tiz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Atlas.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Atlas(noun)

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

  2. atlas, book of maps, map collection(noun)

    a collection of maps in book form

  3. atlas, atlas vertebra(noun)

    the 1st cervical vertebra

  4. atlas, telamon(noun)

    a figure of a man used as a supporting column


  1. atlas(Noun)

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

  2. atlas(Noun)

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

  3. atlas(Noun)

    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.

  4. atlas(Noun)

    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.

  5. atlas(Noun)

    The uppermost vertebra of the neck.

  6. atlas(Noun)

    One who supports a heavy burden; mainstay.

  7. atlas(Noun)

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

  8. atlas(Noun)

    A sheet of paper measuring 26 inches by 34 inches.

  9. Atlas(ProperNoun)

    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.

  10. Atlas(ProperNoun)

    a moon of Saturn

  11. Atlas(ProperNoun)

    a crater in the first quadrant of the moon

  12. Atlas(ProperNoun)

    Intercontinental ballistic missile

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Atlas(noun)

    one who sustains a great burden

  2. Atlas(noun)

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

  3. Atlas(noun)

    a collection of maps in a volume

  4. Atlas(noun)

    a volume of plates illustrating any subject

  5. Atlas(noun)

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

  6. Atlas(noun)

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

  7. Atlas(noun)

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

  8. Atlas(noun)

    a rich kind of satin manufactured in India

  9. Origin: [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.]


  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.]

Anagrams for Atlas »

  1. salat

  2. AASLT


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ken Brinsden:

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

  2. Federico Ghizzoni:

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

  3. Dion Kohler:

    ( Atlas) made diligent efforts to act reasonably in the face of a crisis facing its business and to comply with this relatively new and unique law.

  4. Lana Wachowski:

    There are some things we do for ourselves, but there are some things we do for others. I am here because when I was young, I wanted very badly to be a writer, I wanted to be a filmmaker, but I couldn't find anyone like me in the world and it felt like my dreams were foreclosed simply because my gender was less typical than others. If I can be that person for someone else, then the sacrifice of my private civic life may have value, cloud Atlas.

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