Definitions of atmosphere

  1. a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the weather or climate at some place; "the atmosphere was thick with fog" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the mass of air surrounding the Earth; "there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; "it was exposed to the air" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. Any gaseous envelope or medium. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A supposed medium around various bodies; as, electrical atmosphere, a medium formerly supposed to surround electrical bodies. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The pressure or weight of the air at the sea level, on a unit of surface, or about 14.7 Ibs. to the sq. inch. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Any surrounding or pervading influence or condition. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The whole mass of aeriform fluid surrounding the earth; - applied also to the gaseous envelope of any celestial orb, or other body; as, the atmosphere of Mars. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The air which surrounds the earth; the influence, mental and moral, exerted on a person by his environment or surroundings. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. The air that surrounds the earth: (fig.) any surrounding influence. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. The air that surrounds the earth. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. The mass of gases, chiefly air, surrounding the earth or any heavenly body; any surrounding element or influence; environment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The air surrounding the earth; the air with which any body is surrounded; a spiritual influence pervading a sphere. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. The whole mass of air, clouds, and vapour surrounding the earth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for atmosphere

  1. " Your father lived in a different atmosphere my boy; in another age, really. – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  2. The atmosphere of the room was more like that of a church than a hospital. – The Practice of Autosuggestion by C. Harry Brooks