At·​lan·​tic | \ ət-ˈlan-tik , at-\

Definition of Atlantic

1a : of, relating to, or found in, on, or near the Atlantic Ocean
b : of, relating to, or found on or near the east coast of the U.S.
2 : of or relating to the nations that border the Atlantic Ocean the Atlantic community

First Known Use of Atlantic

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of Atlantic was in 1594

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