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ATLANTIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Atlantic mean? 

ATLANTIC (noun)
  The noun ATLANTIC has 1 sense:

1. the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east

  Familiarity information: ATLANTIC used as a noun is very rare.


ATLANTIC (adjective)
  The adjective ATLANTIC has 1 sense:

1. relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean

  Familiarity information: ATLANTIC used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ATLANTIC (noun)


Sense 1Atlantic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

Atlantic; Atlantic Ocean

Instance hypernyms:

ocean (a large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere)

Meronyms (parts of "Atlantic"):

Windward Passage (a channel between eastern Cuba and western Haiti that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Caribbean Sea)

Long Island Sound (a sound between Long Island and Connecticut)

Labrador Sea (an arm of the northern Atlantic between Labrador and southern Greenland)

Gulf of Saint Lawrence; Gulf of St. Lawrence (an arm of the northwest Atlantic Ocean off the southeastern coast of Canada)

Golfo de Mexico; Gulf of Mexico (an arm of the Atlantic south of the United States and east of Mexico)

Gulf of Guinea (a gulf off the southwest coast of Africa)

Galway Bay (a bay of the North Atlantic on the west coast of Ireland)

English Channel (an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that forms a channel between France and Britain)

Massachusetts Bay (an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean off of eastern Massachusetts extending from Cape Ann on the north to Cape Cod on the south)

Mid-Atlantic Ridge (a very long narrow elevation on the ocean floor that runs all the way from Iceland in the North Atlantic to Bouvet Island in the South Atlantic)

New York Bay (a bay of the North Atlantic; fed by the Hudson River)

North Atlantic (that part of the Atlantic Ocean north of the equator)

North Sea (an arm of the North Atlantic between the British Isles and Scandinavia; oil was discovered under the North Sea in 1970)

Norwegian Sea (the part of the Atlantic that lies off the Norwegian coast north of the North Sea)

Penobscot Bay (an inlet of the Atlantic in eastern Maine)

Sargasso Sea (a vast area of the North Atlantic from the West Indies to the Azores that is dense with gulfweed)

South Atlantic (that part of the Atlantic Ocean south of the equator)

Delaware Bay (an inlet of the North Atlantic; fed by the Delaware River)

Chesapeake Bay (a large inlet of the North Atlantic between Virginia and Maryland; fed by Susquehanna River)

Buzzards Bay (an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern Massachusetts)

Bermuda; Bermudas (a group of islands in the Atlantic off the Carolina coast; British colony; a popular resort)

Cape Verde Islands (a group of islands in the Atlantic off of the coast of Senegal)

Falkland Islands (a group of over 100 islands in the southern Atlantic off the coast of Argentina; a British crown colony)

the Indies; West Indies (the string of islands between North America and South America; a popular resort area)

Greenland; Gronland; Kalaallit Nunaat (the largest island in the world; lies between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean; a self-governing province of Denmark)

Newfoundland (an island in the north Atlantic)

British Isles (Great Britain and Ireland and adjacent islands in the north Atlantic)

Faeroe Islands; Faeroes; Faroe Islands; Faroes (a group of 21 volcanic islands in the North Atlantic between Iceland and the Shetland Islands)

Iceland (a volcanic island in the North Atlantic near the Arctic Circle)

Orkney Islands (an archipelago of about 70 islands in the North Atlantic and North Sea off the northeastern coast of Scotland)

Shetland; Shetland Islands; Zetland (an archipelago of about 100 islands in the North Atlantic off the north coast of Scotland)

Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe; Sao Thome e Principe; Sao Tome and Principe; Sao Tome e Principe; St. Thomas and Principe (island nation in the South Atlantic off the West coast of Africa; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975; has enormous offshore oil reserves)

Tenerife (a Spanish island in the Atlantic off the northwestern coast of Africa; the largest of the Canary Islands)

Antarctic Ocean (the southern waters surrounding Antarctica)

Bay of Biscay (an arm of the Atlantic Ocean in western Europe; bordered by the west coast of France and the north coast of Spain)

Bay of Fundy (a bay of the North Atlantic between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia; noted for rapid tides as great as 70 feet)

Biscayne Bay (a narrow bay formed by an inlet from the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern Florida)

Domain member region:

battle of Trafalgar; Trafalgar (a naval battle in 1805 off the southwest coast of Spain; the French and Spanish fleets were defeated by the English under Nelson (who was mortally wounded))

Instance hyponyms:

Bermuda Triangle (an area in the western Atlantic Ocean where many ships and planes are supposed to have been mysteriously lost)


ATLANTIC (adjective)


Sense 1Atlantic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

Atlantic currents

Pertainym:

Atlantic (the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east)


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