Atlantean
I. adjective Date: 1667 of, relating to, or resembling Atlas ; strong II. adjective Date: circa 1828 of or relating to Atlantis

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  • Atlantean — At lan*te an, a. [L. Atlant?us.] 1. Of or pertaining to the isle Atlantis, which the ancients allege was sunk, and overwhelmed by the ocean. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to, or resembling, Atlas; strong. [1913 Webster] With Atlantean shoulders,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Atlantean — [at΄lan tē′ən] adj. [L Atlanteus, of Atlas, of the Atlantic < Atlas, ATLAS] 1. of or like Atlas; strong 2. of Atlantis …   English World dictionary

  • Atlantean — As an adjective, Atlantean means of or pertaining to the island of Atlantis .Atlantean can also refer to:*Atlantean, a trilogy of TV films discussing the origins of the European coastal peoples *Atlanteans (Marvel Comics), a fictional species in… …   Wikipedia

  • Atlantean — 1. noun /ətˈlæntiən,ætlənˈtiːən/ a) (especially Atlantian) An inhabitant of the mythical land of Atlantis. The People of the Sea, as the Atlanteans were sometimes called, first carried firecrackers and then gun powder to the Far East. b) The… …   Wiktionary

  • Atlantean — /at lan tee euhn, leuhn /, adj. 1. pertaining to the demigod Atlas. 2. having the strength of Atlas: He was of monumental girth and Atlantean power. 3. pertaining to Atlantis. [1660 70; < L Atlante(us) ( < Gk Atlánteios of ATLAS, equiv. to Atlant …   Universalium

  • Atlantean — adjective relating to the legendary island of Atlantis …   English new terms dictionary

  • atlantean — at·lan·te·an …   English syllables

  • Atlantean — At•lan•te•an [[t]ˌæt lænˈti ən, lən [/t]] adj. myt of or pertaining to the Titan Atlas; strong • Etymology: 1660–70; < L Atlantē(us) < Gk Atlánteios of Atlas …   From formal English to slang

  • Atlantean — I. /ətlænˈtiən/ (say uhtlan teeuhn), /ətˈlæntiən/ (say uht lanteeuhn) adjective 1. relating to the demigod Atlas. 2. having the strength of Atlas. {Latin Atlantēus, literally, relating to Atlas + an} II. /ətlænˈtiən/ (say uhtlan teeuhn),… …   Australian English dictionary

  • atlantean — adj. literary of or like Atlas, esp. in physical strength. Etymology: L Atlanteus (as ATLAS) …   Useful english dictionary

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