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. Of or pertaining to the isle of Atlantis.

3. Descended from Atlas. "The seven Atlantic sisters." (Milton)

Origin: L. Atlanticus, fr. Atlas. See Atlas and Atlantes.

(01 Mar 1998)

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