- of, at, or near the South Pole.
- the Antarctic, the Antarctic Ocean and Antarctica.
Origin of antarctic
Examples from the Web for antarctic
As forbidding as this terrain is, there is another force at work on the ocean surface – the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.MH370 Debris Is Lost Forever, Can the Plane Be Found Without It?
September 7, 2014
In ‘Chasing Shackleton’, Tim Jarvis re-enacts a hundred-year-old Antarctic journey using replica gear and clothing.Polar Explorer vs. Reality TV Crew: Tim Jarvis in the Footsteps of Shackleton
January 12, 2014
The teams of service personnel, all of whom have physical or cognitive injuries, have walked 335km across the Antarctic Plateau.Prince Harry Arrives at South Pole
December 13, 2013
The teams of service personnel, all of whom have physical or cognitive injuries, will race 335km across the Antarctic Plateau.Prince Harry Proves He Is The Coolest Royal As he Prepares To Walk To the South Pole
November 13, 2013
During a scientific expedition in the Antarctic he lost his colleagues 300 miles from safety.Six Greatest Acts of Human Endurance
November 6, 2013
We're to sail the first week in September, so as to get the summer months in the Antarctic.The Woman Thou Gavest Me
But single instances—so an observation by Scott, in the Antarctic.The Book of the Damned
"Yes—but so is the Arctic camp, and the Antarctic camp, as well," replied Wade.Invaders from the Infinite
John Wood Campbell
On the seventy-fifth day after the sailing of the Antarctic?
We knew that war was their object, and the Antarctic was prepared for battle.
- the Antarctic or Antarctic Zone Antarctica and the surrounding waters
- of or relating to the south polar regions
Word Origin and History for antarctic
late 14c., antartyk "opposite to the north pole" (adj.), also (with capital A) "region around the South pole" (n.), from Old French antartique, from Medieval Latin antarcticus, from Greek antarktikos "opposite the north," from anti- "opposite" (see anti-) + arktikos "arctic" (see arctic). The first -c- sound ceased to be pronounced in Medieval Latin and was dropped in Old French. Modern English spelling, which restores it, dates from 17c.