Atlantic

[at-lan-tik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the Atlantic Ocean.
2.
of, pertaining to, or situated on the eastern seaboard of the U.S.: the Atlantic states.
3.
of or pertaining to the countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean, especially those of North America and Europe.
4.
of or pertaining to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization or its members: the Atlantic Alliance.
noun
6.
Railroads. a steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, four driving wheels, and a two-wheeled rear truck.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin Atlanticum (mare) the Atlantic (ocean), neuter of Atlanticus < Greek Atlantikós of (Mount) Atlas, equivalent to Atlant- (stem of Átlās) + -ikos -ic

sub-Atlantic, adjective
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Atlantic (ətˈlæntɪk)
 
n
1.  the Atlantic short for Atlantic Ocean
 
adj
2.  of or relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean
3.  of or relating to Atlas or the Atlas Mountains
 
[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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Atlantic
late 14c., occean of athlant "sea off the west coast of Africa," from L. Atlanticus, from Gk. Atlantikos, adjectival form of Atlas (gen. Atlantos), in ref. to Mount Atlas in Mauritania (see Atlas). Applied to the whole ocean since c.1600.
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Example sentences for Atlantic
The west is well watered, thanks to abundant precipitations coming from the atlantic.
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