Atlantic

adjective

At·​lan·​tic ət-ˈlan-tik How to pronounce Atlantic (audio)
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1
a
: 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

Examples of Atlantic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The last eclipse in 2017 passed in a different direction from this year's path of totality, stretching from the Pacific Northwest in a southwest path to the lower Atlantic states and into the ocean. Emily Deletter, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2024 From there, the eclipse will enter Canada in Southern Ontario, traveling through Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton before exiting North America on the Atlantic coast around 5:16 p.m. Marina Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 5 Apr. 2024 Facts The 2024 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. CNN, 5 Apr. 2024 Yong, a former Atlantic staff writer, brings the complexity of animal perception and communication to life with an unmistakable giddiness, because evolution is wild. Chelsea Leu, The Atlantic, 3 Apr. 2024 The Atlantic hurricane season from June to November also risks damage to major refineries in Louisiana and Texas, de Haan said. Max Zahn, ABC News, 29 Mar. 2024 Although corn is indigenous to the Americas, it was introduced in West Africa by Atlantic slave traders and quickly became a staple of African cooking. The Arizona Republic, 28 Mar. 2024 The Farmhouse Restaurant at Fair Oaks Farms A special Easter brunch buffet, with multiple sittings, features French toast, a carving station with prime rib, ham, Atlantic salmon and omelets. The Indianapolis Star, 27 Mar. 2024 Surprising Fact Forecasters say another factor contributing to a potentially devastating Atlantic hurricane season is tied to a change in weather patterns in the Pacific, where hotter waters associated with El Niño are expected to cool with the onset of La Niña. Brian Bushard, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of Atlantic was in 1594

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“Atlantic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Atlantic. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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