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Atlantic meaning

atlantic - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Of or pertaining to Mt. Atlas in Libya, and hence applied to the ocean which lies between Europe and Africa on the east and America on the west; as, the Atlantic Ocean ( called also the Atlantic); the Atlantic basin; the Atlantic telegraph.
  2. 2. Descended from Atlas.
  3. 3. Of or pertaining to Mt. Atlas in Libya, and hence applied to the ocean which lies between Europe and Africa on the east and America on the west; as, the Ocean ( called also the Atlantic); the basin; the telegraph.

atlantic - examples of usage

  1. If a person gets important information, as, for instance, that a storm is coming across the Atlantic Ocean, he can warn a whole nation by means of the newspapers. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  2. And many other men were there whom hope of gain or love of adventure had brought across the Atlantic. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. Think of it even- when I'd swim the Atlantic to save her life, if it was in danger." - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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