[at-lan-tee-uh n, -luh n-]


pertaining to the demigod Atlas.
having the strength of Atlas: He was of monumental girth and Atlantean power.
pertaining to Atlantis.

Origin of Atlantean

1660–70; < Latin Atlantē(us) (< Greek Atlánteios of Atlas, equivalent to Atlant-, stem of Átlās + -eios adj. suffix) + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for atlantean

Historical Examples of atlantean

  • There was a sharp question from the Atlantean who had spoken before.

  • I am, however, not enamoured of the Atlantean or any other theory.

    Archaic England

    Harold Bayley

  • From behind he could hear the infuriated shouts of the Atlantean army.

  • The writer was once in a studio where a man, six feet two inches in height, with atlantean shoulders, was sitting for King Alfred.

    The Germ


  • The book was written by one Deucalion, who seems to have been a priest or general—or perhaps both—and he was an Atlantean.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

British Dictionary definitions for atlantean



literary of, relating to, or like Atlas; extremely strong
of or connected with Atlantis
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