Atlantis

noun
At·​lan·​tis | \ət-ˈlan-təs, at-\

Definition of Atlantis 

: a fabled island in the Atlantic that according to legend sank beneath the sea

First Known Use of Atlantis

1602, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Atlantis

Latin, from Greek, from Atlas

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The first known use of Atlantis was in 1602

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Atlantis

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Atlantis

: an island that according to legend sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean long ago

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