What does antarctic mean?

Definitions for antarctic
æntˈɑrk tɪk, -ˈɑr tɪkantarc·tic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Antarctic, Antarctic Zone, South Frigid Zone(adj)

    the region around the south pole: Antarctica and surrounding waters

  2. south-polar, Antarctic(adj)

    at or near the south pole

Wiktionary

  1. Antarctic(Adjective)

    Southern.

    Etymology: From antarctique, from Latin antarcticus, from Greek ανταρκτικός (antarktikós), from ant- (from αντί, “opposite”) + άρκτος arktos “Great Bear” + -ikos.

  2. Antarctic(Adjective)

    Of, from, or pertaining to Antarctica and the south polar regions.

    Etymology: From antarctique, from Latin antarcticus, from Greek ανταρκτικός (antarktikós), from ant- (from αντί, “opposite”) + άρκτος arktos “Great Bear” + -ikos.

  3. Antarctic(Adjective)

    Opposite, contradictory.

    Etymology: From antarctique, from Latin antarcticus, from Greek ανταρκτικός (antarktikós), from ant- (from αντί, “opposite”) + άρκτος arktos “Great Bear” + -ikos.

  4. Antarctic(ProperNoun)

    One of the major ecozones of the world, covering the south polar regions.

    Etymology: From antarctique, from Latin antarcticus, from Greek ανταρκτικός (antarktikós), from ant- (from αντί, “opposite”) + άρκτος arktos “Great Bear” + -ikos.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Antarctic(adj)

    opposite to the northern or arctic pole; relating to the southern pole or to the region near it, and applied especially to a circle, distant from the pole 23¡ 28/. Thus we say the antarctic pole, circle, ocean, region, current, etc.

    Etymology: [OE. antartik, OF. antartique, F. antarctique, L. antarcticus, fr. Gr. ; 'anti` + 'a`rktos bear. See Arctic.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Antarctic

    ant-ärkt′ik, adj. opposite the Arctic: relating to the south pole or to south polar regions.—adj. Antarct′ical.—adv. Antarct′ically (obs.). [Gr. anti, opposite, and Arctic.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. antarctic

    Opposite to the Arctic--abbreviated from anti-arctic.

Editors Contribution

  1. antarctic

    A known location on planet earth.

    The Antarctic is a beautiful place on planet earth.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of antarctic in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of antarctic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of antarctic in a Sentence

  1. Prince William:

    The 71 days alone on the Antarctic with over 900 statute miles covered and a gradual grinding down of my physical endurance finally took its toll today, and it is with sadness that I report it is journey's end -- so close to my goal. he was a man who showed great courage and determination.

  2. Kaitlin Naughten:

    This means that Antarctic sea ice doesn't respond directly to global warming averaged over the whole planet, but rather to changes in these winds. Climate change is affecting the winds, but so is the ozone hole and short-term cycles like El Nino. The sea ice also responds to the level of ocean mixing, which is affected by meltwater from the Antarctic Ice Sheet.

  3. Liz Thomas:

    Warming surface temperatures and reduced sea ice in the sea adjacent to the Antarctic Peninsula is resulting in increased moisture availability.

  4. Kiyoshi Ejima:

    This resource exists, there are minke whales down in the Antarctic that are of body weight of about 5,000 kilograms (11,000 lb) to 10,000 kg (22,000 lb).

  5. Nick Gales:

    There is always inherent risk in traveling to Antarctica. David was amongst the most experienced of the Antarctic pilots, at this stage, we anticipate repatriating David's body by air, possibly this weekend when a weather window opens up.

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  • إنتاركتيكا قارةArabic
  • 南極Japanese
  • ಅಂಟಾರ್ಕ್ಟಿಕ್Kannada
  • அண்டார்டிக்Tamil

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