Atlantic City


noun

a city in SE New Jersey: seashore resort.

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British Dictionary definitions for atlantic city

Atlantic City

noun

a resort in SE New Jersey on Absecon Beach, an island on the Atlantic coast. Pop: 40 385 (2003 est)
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Cultural definitions for atlantic city

Atlantic City

City in southeastern New Jersey.

notes for Atlantic City

A seaside resort and convention center. Gambling, which has been legal there since the 1970s, draws many visitors. The Boardwalk, which was first built in the late nineteenth century, is lined with shops and hotels.

notes for Atlantic City

The street names of Atlantic City were used in the game Monopoly.
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