Examples of arctic in a Sentence
The group is involved in Arctic exploration.
the arctic air of deep winter
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Arctic Choice is all about the piscine protein: salmon (sockeye, king), rockfish, halibut, Simpson Bay oysters, Prince William Sound sablefish and side-stripe shrimp, salmon (sockeye, king), rockfish and halibut.
In 1917, the gull was thought to be a pale arctic subspecies of the extensive herring gull complex.
Russian Navy divers recently recovered a World War II fighter from the bottom of an arctic lake.
Arctic issues are spread across 25 different departments and offices.
Arctic Choice: Look for red and white king salmon fillets, halibut, cod, rockfish, sablefish and other seafood choices like razor clams, scallops and king crab.
Two powerful currents collided there -- the Gulf Stream from the Caribbean flowing quickly north, and the Labrador Current from the arctic pushing south.
These actually happen fairly often, but usually (totality will) be over oceans or in the arctic.
The east coast of Greenland is one example, Andreassen said, along with the many Arctic basins north of Siberia and some portions of Arctic Alaska and the northwest Canadian interior.
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Origin and Etymology 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: circa 1540See Words from the same year
Definition of arctic
: a rubber overshoe reaching to the ankle or above
First Known Use of arctic
ARCTIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of arctic for English Language Learners
: of or relating to the North Pole or the region around it
: very cold
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Definition of arctic for Students
1 often cap : of or relating to the north pole or to the region around it arctic explorers
2 : very cold arctic temperatures
History for arctic
The Big Dipper is a group of stars in the northern sky. It looks like a dipper to us, but ancient people thought it looked like a large bear. The ancient Greeks gave it a name that meant “bear.” The English word arctic came from the Greek name for the Big Dipper. Because when we look at the Big Dipper we are looking toward the north, the word arctic refers to the region around the north pole.
Definition of Arctic for Students
2 regions around the Arctic Circle
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