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Atlas At"las, n.; pl. {Atlases}. [L. Atlas, -antis, Gr. ?, ?, one of the older family of gods, who bears up the pillars of heaven; also Mt. Atlas, in W. Africa, regarded as the pillar of heaven. It is from the root of tlh^nai to bear. See {Tolerate}.] 1. One who sustains a great burden. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) The first vertebra of the neck, articulating immediately with the skull, thus sustaining the globe of the head, whence the name. [1913 Webster]

3. A collection of maps in a volume;

Note: supposed to be so called from a picture of Atlas supporting the world, prefixed to some collections. This name is said to have been first used by Mercator, the celebrated geographer, in the 16th century. [1913 Webster]

4. A volume of plates illustrating any subject. [1913 Webster]

5. A work in which subjects are exhibited in a tabular from or arrangement; as, an historical atlas. [1913 Webster]

6. A large, square folio, resembling a volume of maps; -- called also {atlas folio}. [1913 Webster]

7. A drawing paper of large size. See under {Paper}, n. [1913 Webster]

{Atlas powder}, see {Atlas powder} in the vocabulary; a blasting compound containing nitroglycerin. [1913 Webster]


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  • Atlas — At las, n.; pl. {Atlases}. [L. Atlas, antis, Gr. ?, ?, one of the older family of gods, who bears up the pillars of heaven; also Mt. Atlas, in W. Africa, regarded as the pillar of heaven. It is from the root of tlh^nai to bear. See {Tolerate}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Atlas powder — Atlas At las, n.; pl. {Atlases}. [L. Atlas, antis, Gr. ?, ?, one of the older family of gods, who bears up the pillars of heaven; also Mt. Atlas, in W. Africa, regarded as the pillar of heaven. It is from the root of tlh^nai to bear. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • folio — (Del lat. folĭum, hoja). 1. m. Hoja de un libro o de un cuaderno. 2. Titulillo o encabezamiento de las páginas de un libro. 3. Hoja de papel que resulta de doblar una vez el pliego de marca ordinaria. 4. Hierba dioica de la familia de las… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • atlas — [ atlas ] n. m. • 1585; nom d un personnage de la myth. gr. et lat. que l on représentait portant la voûte céleste sur ses épaules 1 ♦ Recueil de cartes géographiques (dont le frontispice représentait Atlas, à l origine). Atlas de la France.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • folio — (Derivado culto del lat. folium, hoja.) ► sustantivo masculino 1 ARTES GRÁFICAS Cada hoja de una publicación: ■ los artículos presentados no pueden superar los diez folios. 2 ARTES GRÁFICAS Tamaño de papel igual a la mitad de un pliego. 3 ARTES… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Folio SF — Logo de la collection Folio SF est une collection de romans de science fiction initiée en 2000 par les éditions Gallimard. Dirigée par Pascal Godbillon, la collection reprend beaucoup de classiques édités dans feu la collection Présence du futur… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Times Atlas of the World — The first version of The Times Atlas of the World appeared as The Times Atlas in 1895; more printings followed up to 1900. It was published at the office of The Times newspaper in London, and contained 117 pages of maps with an alphabetical index …   Wikipedia

  • Corbitis Atlas — The Corbitis Atlas (sometimes called the Corbizzi or Combitis) is a late 14th century atlas of four portolan charts, composed by an anonymous Venetian cartographer, and currently held by the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice, Italy.… …   Wikipedia

  • Mercator-Hondius-Atlas — Jodocus Hondius auf einem Stich des Jahres 1619 Jodocus Hondius, (eigentlich Josse de Hondt; * 14. Oktober 1563 in Wakken, Flandern; † 12. Februar 1612 in Amsterdam) war ein flämischer Kartograph und Verleger von Atlanten und Karten. Hondius… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mercator-Hondius Atlas — Jodocus Hondius auf einem Stich des Jahres 1619 Jodocus Hondius, (eigentlich Josse de Hondt; * 14. Oktober 1563 in Wakken, Flandern; † 12. Februar 1612 in Amsterdam) war ein flämischer Kartograph und Verleger von Atlanten und Karten. Hondius… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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