- of or relating to the Atlantic Ocean.
- of, relating to, or situated on the eastern seaboard of the U.S.: the Atlantic states.
- of or relating to the countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean, especially those of North America and Europe.
- of or relating to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization or its members: the Atlantic Alliance.
- Atlantic Ocean.
- Railroads. a steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, four driving wheels, and a two-wheeled rear truck.
Origin of Atlantic
Examples from the Web for atlantic
Contemporary Examples of atlantic
There was Air France Flight 447, which fell into the south Atlantic in 2009.Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014
December 29, 2014
The Atlantic has reported extensively on the at least $600 million Amazon stands to be paid for handling CIA data.How Amazon Became Santa’s Sweatshop
December 11, 2014
“The youngest old man any of us knows,” an unnamed friend of Atlantic Publisher David Bradley said of Hughes.The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple
December 9, 2014
Much like the Taj Mahal, Revel opened in classically gaudy Atlantic City style in April 2012—with a sunrise Champagne toast.
Notoriously, Atlantic City did not get its first supermarket until 1996.
Historical Examples of atlantic
It ain't any trouble, because it's the first land you'll strike the other side of the Atlantic.Tom Sawyer Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
This was blockading the Atlantic against their enemies, and the Mediterranean against their own ships.
The brig sailed, however, and stood across the Atlantic, as if in good earnest.
Was it possible to submerge the cable in the Atlantic, and would it be safe at the bottom?
He it was who forged the shaft of the Savannah, the first steamship which crossed the Atlantic.
- the Atlantic short for Atlantic Ocean
- of or relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean
- of or relating to Atlas or the Atlas Mountains
Word Origin for Atlantic
late 14c., occean of Athlant "sea off the west coast of Africa" (early 15c. as occean Atlantyke), from Latin Atlanticus, from Greek Atlantikos "of Atlas," adjectival form of Atlas (genitive Atlantos), in reference to Mount Atlas in Mauritania (see Atlas). Applied to the whole ocean since c.1600.