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Atlantic City


      n   a resort in SE New Jersey on Absecon Beach, an island on the Atlantic coast. Pop.: 37986 (1990)  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
1    the short for the Atlantic Ocean  
2    of or relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean  
3    of or relating to Atlas or the Atlas Mountains  
     (C15: from Latin Atlanticus, from Greek (pelagos) Atlantikos (the sea) of Atlas (so called because it lay beyond the Atlas Mountains))  

Atlantic Charter  
      n   the joint declaration issued by F. D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill on Aug. 14, 1941, consisting of eight principles to guide a postwar settlement  
Atlantic City  
      n   a resort in SE New Jersey on Absecon Beach, an island on the Atlantic coast. Pop.: 37986 (1990)  
Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway  
      n   a system of inland and coastal waterways along the Atlantic coast of the U.S. from Cape Cod to Florida Bay. Length: 2495 km (1550 miles)  
Atlantic Ocean  
      n   the world's second largest ocean, bounded in the north by the Arctic, in the south by the Antarctic, in the west by North and South America, and in the east by Europe and Africa. Greatest depth: 9220 m (30246 ft.). Area: about 81585000 sq. km (31500000 sq. miles)  
Atlantic Provinces  
      pl n   the. certain of the Canadian provinces with coasts facing the Gulf of St Lawrence or the Atlantic: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland  
Atlantic Standard Time  
      n   the local time used in eastern Canada, four hours behind Greenwich Mean Time,   (Abbrev.)    AST  
Battle of the Atlantic  
      n   the struggle for control of the sea routes around the United Kingdom during World War II, esp. 1940--43  
      adj   characterized by a blend of British and American styles, elements, etc.  
a disc jockey's mid-Atlantic accent     
Middle Atlantic States   , Middle States  
      pl n   the states of New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey  
North Atlantic Drift   , Current  
      n   the warm ocean current flowing northeast, under the influence of prevailing winds, from the Gulf of Mexico towards NW Europe and warming its climate,   (Also called)    Gulf Stream  
North Atlantic Treaty Organization  
      n      the full name of       NATO  
West Atlantic  
1    the W part of the Atlantic Ocean, esp. the N Atlantic around North America  
2    a branch of the Niger-Congo family of African languages, spoken in Senegal and in scattered areas eastwards, including Fulani and Wolof  
3    relating to or belonging to this group of languages  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
1. in a remote area, an area in the countryside that is far from a town or city 2. in a town or city regarded as dull or unsophisticated
[Fig.];[Informal];[Disapproving] Syn.: In the backwoods, in the middle of nowhere.
a water-storage area making the surrounding region fertile, or providing a city with its water supply.
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