What does atmosphere mean?

Definitions for atmosphere
ˈæt məsˌfɪərat·mos·phere

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. atmosphere, ambiance, ambiencenoun

    a particular environment or surrounding influence

    "there was an atmosphere of excitement"

  2. standard atmosphere, atmosphere, atm, standard pressurenoun

    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, airnoun

    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 statenoun

    the weather or climate at some place

    "the atmosphere was thick with fog"

  5. atmospherenoun

    the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body

  6. air, aura, atmospherenoun

    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. atmospherenoun

    The gases surrounding the Earth or any astronomical body.

    Etymology: From atmosphaera, from ἀτμός + σφαῖρα.

  2. atmospherenoun

    The air in a particular place.

    Etymology: From atmosphaera, from ἀτμός + σφαῖρα.

  3. atmospherenoun

    The mood or feeling in a situation.

    Etymology: From atmosphaera, from ἀτμός + σφαῖρα.

  4. atmospherenoun

    A unit of measurement for pressure (symbol: atm)

    Etymology: From atmosphaera, from ἀτμός + σφαῖρα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Atmospherenoun

    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. Atmospherenoun

    any gaseous envelope or medium

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

  3. Atmospherenoun

    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. Atmospherenoun

    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. Atmospherenoun

    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. Atmospherenoun

    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. Freek Roelofs:

    There are lots of advantages to using satellites instead of permanent radio telescopes on Earth, as with the Event Horizon Telescope( EHT), in space, you can make observations at higher radio frequencies, because the frequencies from Earth are filtered out by the atmosphere.

  2. Josh Bailey:

    We hear some of the chants, tonight was an incredible atmosphere out there.. I think we really fed off it.

  3. Jeffrey Toobin:

    In the United States, the government is immune from many lawsuits, their products never violated any existing law, because the emission of carbon in the atmosphere was not, and still is not, illegal.

  4. Maria Sharapova:

    It certainly felt good to start, after not playing a match for a couple of months. Despite all the training, it's such a different feeling to go out on the court and play in front of a crowd, you always want to apply the things you work on little by little into match atmosphere. I think I did that quite well. I wanted to start off sharp and try to do the right things.

  5. Per Ravn Omdal:

    This will be a new era for FIFA despite the problems it faces. Let him have time to settle, to see what needs to be done and let everyone calm down a little, he has a massive task of course, but he can start work in a totally different atmosphere than the one surrounding FIFA for the last few years.

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