What does atmosphere mean?

Definitions for atmosphere
ˈæt məsˌfɪərat·mo·sphere

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. atmosphere, ambiance, ambience(noun)

    a particular environment or surrounding influence

    "there was an atmosphere of excitement"

  2. standard atmosphere, atmosphere, atm, standard pressure(noun)

    a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade

  3. atmosphere, air(noun)

    the mass of air surrounding the Earth

    "there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; "it was exposed to the air"

  4. atmosphere, atmospheric state(noun)

    the weather or climate at some place

    "the atmosphere was thick with fog"

  5. atmosphere(noun)

    the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body

  6. air, aura, atmosphere(noun)

    a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing

    "an air of mystery"; "the house had a neglected air"; "an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters"; "the place had an aura of romance"

Wiktionary

  1. atmosphere(Noun)

    The gases surrounding the Earth or any astronomical body.

  2. atmosphere(Noun)

    The air in a particular place.

  3. atmosphere(Noun)

    The mood or feeling in a situation.

  4. atmosphere(Noun)

    A unit of measurement for pressure (symbol: atm)

  5. Origin: From atmosphaera, from ἀτμός + σφαῖρα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Atmosphere(noun)

    the whole mass of aeriform fluid surrounding the earth; -- applied also to the gaseous envelope of any celestial orb, or other body; as, the atmosphere of Mars

  2. Atmosphere(noun)

    any gaseous envelope or medium

  3. Atmosphere(noun)

    a supposed medium around various bodies; as, electrical atmosphere, a medium formerly supposed to surround electrical bodies

  4. Atmosphere(noun)

    the pressure or weight of the air at the sea level, on a unit of surface, or about 14.7 Ibs. to the sq. inch

  5. Atmosphere(noun)

    any surrounding or pervading influence or condition

  6. Atmosphere(noun)

    the portion of air in any locality, or affected by a special physical or sanitary condition; as, the atmosphere of the room; a moist or noxious atmosphere

  7. Origin: [Gr. vapor (akin to Skr. tman breath, soul, G. athem breath) + sphere: cf. F. atmosphre. See Sphere.]

Freebase

  1. Atmosphere

    An atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding a material body of sufficient mass that is held in place by the gravity of the body. An atmosphere is more likely to be retained if the gravity is high and the atmosphere's temperature is low. Earth's atmosphere, which contains oxygen used by most organisms for respiration and carbon dioxide used by plants, algae and cyanobacteria for photosynthesis, also protects living organisms from genetic damage by solar ultraviolet radiation. Its current composition is the product of billions of years of biochemical modification of the paleoatmosphere by living organisms. The term stellar atmosphere describes the outer region of a star, and typically includes the portion starting from the opaque photosphere outwards. Relatively low-temperature stars may form compound molecules in their outer atmosphere.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Atmosphere

    at′mo-sfēr, n. the gaseous envelope that surrounds the earth or any of the heavenly bodies: any gaseous medium: a conventional unit of atmospheric pressure: (fig.) any surrounding influence.—adjs. Atmospher′ic, -al, of or depending on the atmosphere.—adv. Atmospher′ically.—Atmospheric engine, a variety of steam-engine in which the steam is admitted only to the under side of the piston; Atmospheric hammer, a hammer driven by means of compressed air; Atmospheric railway, a railway where the motive-power is derived from the pressure of the atmosphere acting on a piston working in an iron tube of uniform bore. [Gr. atmos, air, sphaira, a sphere.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Atmosphere

    The gaseous envelope surrounding a planet or similar body. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Atmosphere

    (a) A term applied to the atmospheric pressure as a practical unit of pressure equal to 15 lbs. to the square inch as generally taken. It is really about 14.7 lbs. per square inch, or 1,033 grams per square centimeter. (b) Air, q. v.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'atmosphere' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2124

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'atmosphere' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3135

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'atmosphere' in Nouns Frequency: #932

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of atmosphere in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of atmosphere in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of atmosphere in a Sentence

  1. Lauren Harrell:

    I love the atmosphere.

  2. Choi Wan-hee:

    It cheers up the atmosphere.

  3. Michelle McCloskey:

    It's not such a party atmosphere anymore.

  4. The English-speaking Syrian opposition spokesman:

    It has had an effect on the political atmosphere.

  5. Sarafianos Giorgos:

    There is an atmosphere of fear. You can just feel it.

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