transatlantic

adjective

trans·​at·​lan·​tic ˌtran(t)s-ət-ˈlan-tik How to pronounce transatlantic (audio)
ˌtranz-
1
a
: crossing or extending across the Atlantic Ocean
a transatlantic cable
b
: relating to or involving crossing the Atlantic Ocean
transatlantic airfares
2
a
: situated or originating from beyond the Atlantic Ocean
b
: of, relating to, or involving countries on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean and especially the U.S. and Great Britain
transatlantic cooperation

Examples of transatlantic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Around the turn of the millennium, transatlantic hits became more scarce, and no British artist topped the Hot 100 from 1999 to 2005. Al Shipley, SPIN, 17 May 2024 For Lulu, there would be many firsts: her first transatlantic flight; her first visit to Europe; her first time staying anywhere that wasn’t an Airbnb or a great deal on Priceline. Jessamine Chan, Travel + Leisure, 14 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for transatlantic 

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'transatlantic.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1779, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of transatlantic was in 1779

Dictionary Entries Near transatlantic

Cite this Entry

“Transatlantic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transatlantic. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

transatlantic

adjective
trans·​at·​lan·​tic ˌtran(t)s-ət-ˈlant-ik How to pronounce transatlantic (audio)
ˌtranz-
1
: crossing or extending across the Atlantic Ocean
a transatlantic cable
2
: located or coming from beyond the Atlantic Ocean
our transatlantic friends

More from Merriam-Webster on transatlantic

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!