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Definitions of atlas

  1. a figure of a man used as a supporting column Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the 1st cervical vertebra Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A drawing paper of large size. See under Paper, n. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. One who sustains a great burden. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The first vertebra of the neck, articulating immediately with the skull, thus sustaining the globe of the head, whence the name. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A collection of maps in a volume Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A volume of plates illustrating any subject. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A rich kind of satin manufactured in India. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A large, square folio, resembling a volume of maps; - called also atlas folio. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A collection of maps bound in a volume. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A collection of maps. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. A volume of maps or the like. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A size of paper, 26 by 33 (34) inches. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Myth. Son of Iapetus and Clymene; leader of Titans in war against Jupiter; condemned, when defeated, to bear the heavens on his shoulders. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A collection of maps in a volume; work which presents a subject in a tabular form, as, a historical atlas; a large-sized paper; a rich satin stuff, manufactured in the East; the first vertebra of the neck, which supports the head atlas-wise. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. A collection of maps bound together; the top joint of the neck-bones, or that which supports the head. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. The first cervical vertebra articulating with the skull. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for atlas

  1. To this the people made their offerings: and this was the heaven which Atlas was supposed to support. – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I. by Jacob Bryant
  2. From Djedida down to the Atlas the tribes were peaceful, and would remain at rest unless Our Master should attempt to collect his taxes, in which case, without doubt, there would be trouble. – Morocco by S.L. Bensusan
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