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arctic

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adjective arc·tic \ˈärk-tik, ˈär-tik\

Simple Definition of arctic

  • : of or relating to the North Pole or the region around it

  • : very cold

Full Definition of arctic

  1. 1 often capitalized :  of, or relating to, or suitable for use at the north pole or the region near it <arctic waters> <arctic animals> <arctic clothing>

  2. 2 a :  bitter cold :  frigid <arctic air> b :  cold in temper or mood <an arctic smile>

arc·ti·cal·lyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of arctic

  1. The group is involved in Arctic exploration.

  2. <the arctic air of deep winter>



Origin of arctic

Middle English artik, from Latin arcticus, from Greek arktikos, from arktos bear, Ursa Major, north; akin to Latin ursus bear, Sanskrit ṛkṣa


First Known Use: 14th century

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arctic

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noun arc·tic \ˈär-tik, ˈärk-tik\

Definition of arctic

  1. :  a rubber overshoe reaching to the ankle or above



1867

First Known Use of arctic

1867


Arctic

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geographical name Arc·tic \ˈärk-tik, ˈär-tik\

Definition of Arctic

  1. the Arctic Ocean and lands in it and adjacent to it



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