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.

    Etymology: From atmosphaera, from ἀτμός + σφαῖρα.

  2. atmosphere(Noun)

    The air in a particular place.

    Etymology: From atmosphaera, from ἀτμός + σφαῖρα.

  3. atmosphere(Noun)

    The mood or feeling in a situation.

    Etymology: From atmosphaera, from ἀτμός + σφαῖρα.

  4. atmosphere(Noun)

    A unit of measurement for pressure (symbol: atm)

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Atmosphere(noun)

    any gaseous envelope or medium

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

  3. Atmosphere(noun)

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

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

  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

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

  5. Atmosphere(noun)

    any surrounding or pervading influence or condition

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

  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

    Etymology: [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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. atmosphere

    The ambient air, or thin elastic fluid which surrounds the globe, and gradually diminishing in gravity rises to an unknown height, yet by gravitation partakes of all its motions.

Editors Contribution

  1. atmosphere

    The air in a specific location.

    The atmosphere was calm, moderate and peaceful.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 13, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    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. Tushar Mittal:

    If the moon broke apart at 1.2 Mars radii, about 680 kilometers above the surface, it would form a really narrow ring comparable in density to that of one of Saturn’s most massive rings, over time it would spread out and get wider, reaching the top of the Martian atmosphere in a few million years, when it would start losing material because stuff would keep raining down on Mars.

  2. Vladimir Airapetian:

    In our paper, we have shown that a super Carrington-type CME event would have greatly compressed the magnetic field, this would ignite huge electric currents on Earth and let energetic particles penetrate the Earth’s atmosphere and surface.

  3. Jonar Nader:

    The first organization whose atmosphere and attitude will tolerate the use of nanomation technology will be the first organization to swallow its market whole.

  4. Scott Bolton:

    Just when we think we have things figured out, Jupiter reminds us how much we still have to learn, junos surprise discovery that the atmosphere was not well mixed even well below the cloud tops is a puzzle that we are still trying to figure out. No one would have guessed that water might be so variable across the planet.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    Too often, we've accepted this as the new normal. It's worth asking ourselves what each of us may have done to contribute to this kind of vicious atmosphere in our politics.

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