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ARCTIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Arctic mean? 

ARCTIC (noun)
  The noun ARCTIC has 2 senses:

1. the regions north of the Arctic Circle centered on the North Pole
2. a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow

  Familiarity information: ARCTIC used as a noun is rare.


ARCTIC (adjective)
  The adjective ARCTIC has 3 senses:

1. at or near the north pole
2. of or relating to the Arctic
3. extremely cold

  Familiarity information: ARCTIC used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ARCTIC (noun)


Sense 1Arctic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The regions north of the Arctic Circle centered on the North Pole

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

North Frigid Zone; Arctic Zone; Arctic

Instance hypernyms:

Frigid Zone; polar region; polar zone (the part of the Earth's surface forming a cap over a pole; characterized by frigid climate)


Sense 2arctic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

galosh; golosh; arctic; gumshoe; rubber

Hypernyms ("arctic" is a kind of...):

overshoe (footwear that protects your shoes from water or snow or cold)


ARCTIC (adjective)


Sense 1Arctic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

At or near the north pole

Synonyms:

Arctic; north-polar

Similar:

polar (of or existing at or near a geographical pole or within the Arctic or Antarctic Circles)


Sense 2arctic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the Arctic

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

Arctic circle

Pertainym:

Arctic (the regions north of the Arctic Circle centered on the North Pole)


Sense 3arctic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extremely cold

Synonyms:

gelid; icy; frigid; glacial; arctic; polar

Context examples:

an arctic climate / a frigid day / gelid waters of the North Atlantic / glacial winds / icy hands / polar weather

Similar:

cold (used of physical coldness; having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration)


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