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Atlantic

[ at-lan-tik ]
/ ætˈlæn tɪk /
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adjective
of or relating to the Atlantic Ocean.
of, relating to, or situated on the eastern seaboard of the United States: 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.
noun
the Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean.
Railroads. a steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, four driving wheels, and a two-wheeled rear truck.
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Origin of Atlantic

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin Atlanticum (mare), “the Atlantic (ocean),” neuter of Atlanticus, from Greek Atlantikós “of (Mount) Atlas,” equivalent to Atlant- (stem of Átlās ) + -ikos adjective suffix; see Atlas (def. 1), -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM Atlantic

sub-At·lan·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Atlantic

Atlantic
/ (ətˈlæntɪk) /

noun
the Atlantic short for Atlantic Ocean
adjective
of or relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean
of or relating to Atlas or the Atlas Mountains

Word Origin for Atlantic

C15: from Latin Atlanticus, from Greek (pelagos) Atlantikos (the sea) of Atlas (so called because it lay beyond the Atlas Mountains)
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