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At·las

  (ăt′ləs) n. 1. Greek Mythology A Titan condemned by Zeus to support the heavens upon his shoulders. 2. atlas A person who supports a great burden. [Greek Atlās ; see telə- in Indo-European roots .]

at·las

  (ăt′ləs) n. pl. at·las·es 1. A book or bound collection of maps, sometimes with supplementary illustrations and graphic analyses. 2. A volume of tables, charts, or plates that systematically illustrates a particular subject: an anatomical atlas. 3. A large size of drawing paper, measuring 26 × 33 or 26 × 34 inches. 4. pl. at·lan·tes (ăt-lăn′tēz) Architecture A standing or kneeling figure of a man used as a supporting column, as for an entablature or balcony. Also called telamon . 5. Anatomy The top or first cervical vertebra of the neck, which supports the skull. [After Atlas . Sense 1, probably from depictions of Atlas holding the world on his shoulders that appeared on the frontispieces of early works of this kind .]

atlas

( ˈætləs ) n pl atlantes 1. (Journalism & Publishing) a collection of maps, usually in book form 2. (Journalism & Publishing) a book of charts, graphs, etc, illustrating aspects of a subject: an anatomical atlas . 3. (Anatomy) anatomy the first cervical vertebra, attached to and supporting the skull in man. Compare axis 1 4. (Architecture) architect another name for telamon 5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a standard size of drawing paper, 26 × 17 inches [C16: via Latin from Greek; first applied to maps, from depictions of Atlas supporting the heavens in 16th-century collections of maps]

Atlas

( ˈætləs ) n 1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a Titan compelled to support the sky on his shoulders as punishment for rebelling against Zeus 2. (Astronautics) a US intercontinental ballistic missile, also used in launching spacecraft 3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a US intercontinental ballistic missile, also used in launching spacecraft 4. (Celestial Objects) astronomy a small satellite of Saturn, discovered in 1980

at•las

(ˈæt ləs)

n., pl. at•las•es for 1-3, at•lan•tes (ætˈlæn tiz)
for 5. 1. a bound collection of maps. 2. a bound volume of charts, plates, or tables illustrating any subject. 3. the first cervical vertebra, which supports the head. 4. Also called telamon. a sculptural figure of a man used as a column.Compare caryatid. [1580–90 in sense “prop, support”; as name for a collection of maps, said to be from illustrations of Atlas supporting the globe in early books of this kind]

At•las

(ˈæt ləs)

n., pl. At•las•es. 1. a Titan, condemned by Zeus to support the sky on his shoulders. 2. a person who supports a heavy burden; mainstay.

atlas

(or Telemon) A male statue used as a column, as in an ancient Greek temple. Thesaurus Antonyms Related Words Synonyms Legend: Switch to new thesaurus Noun 1. atlas - (Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders Atlas - (Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks 2. atlas - a collection of maps in book form atlas - a collection of maps in book form   book of maps , map collection book of facts , reference book , reference work , reference - a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts; "he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic" gazetteer - a geographical dictionary (as at the back of an atlas) dialect atlas , linguistic atlas - an atlas showing the distribution of distinctive linguistic features 3. atlas - the 1st cervical vertebra atlas - the 1st cervical vertebra     atlas vertebra cervical vertebra , neck bone - one of 7 vertebrae in the human spine located in the neck region 4. atlas - a figure of a man used as a supporting column atlas - a figure of a man used as a supporting column telamon pillar , column - (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure Translations أَطْلَس أطْلَس atlas atlas Atlas Άτλας atlas atlaskoljusammas kartastoatlaskannattajanikama atlas atlas atlasz atlas, landakortabók atlante 地図帳 지도책 atlasas atlants Atlas atlas atlas dźwigacz Atlas Атлант атлас atlas atlas Atlas สมุดแผนที่ atlas tập bản đồ 地图册 地图集

atlas

[ˈætləs] A. N 1. (= world atlas ) → atlas m inv ; (= road atlas ) → guía f de carreteras 2. Atlas ( Myth ) → Atlas m , Atlante m B. CPD the Atlas Mountains NPL → los Atlas

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[ˈætləs] n (= book of maps ) → atlas m

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n → Atlas m

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[ˈætləs] n ( Myth ) → Atlante m

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[ˈætləs] n → atlante m

atlas

( ˈӕtləs ) noun a book of maps. My atlas is out of date. atlas أطْلَس атлас atlas atlas der Atlas atlas γεωγραφικός άτ��ας atlas atlas اطلس karttakirja atlas אטלס मानचित्रावली atlas atlasz buku peta, atlas atlas, landakortabók atlante 地図帳 지도책 atlasas atlants buku peta atlas atlas atlas اطلس atlas atlas атлас atlas atlas atlas atlas หนังสือแผนที่ atlas 地圖集 атлас دنیا ککا نقشہ sách bản đồ 地图册

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→ أَطْلَس atlas atlas Atlas άτλας atlas kartasto atlas atlas atlante 地図帳 지도책 atlas atlas atlas atlas атлас atlas สมุดแผนที่ atlas tập bản đồ 地图集

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    atlas


    Also found in: Thesaurus , Medical , Legal , Financial , Acronyms , Encyclopedia , Wikipedia .

    At·las

      (ăt′ləs) n. 1. Greek Mythology A Titan condemned by Zeus to support the heavens upon his shoulders. 2. atlas A person who supports a great burden. [Greek Atlās ; see telə- in Indo-European roots .]

    at·las

      (ăt′ləs) n. pl. at·las·es 1. A book or bound collection of maps, sometimes with supplementary illustrations and graphic analyses. 2. A volume of tables, charts, or plates that systematically illustrates a particular subject: an anatomical atlas. 3. A large size of drawing paper, measuring 26 × 33 or 26 × 34 inches. 4. pl. at·lan·tes (ăt-lăn′tēz) Architecture A standing or kneeling figure of a man used as a supporting column, as for an entablature or balcony. Also called telamon . 5. Anatomy The top or first cervical vertebra of the neck, which supports the skull. [After Atlas . Sense 1, probably from depictions of Atlas holding the world on his shoulders that appeared on the frontispieces of early works of this kind .]

    atlas

    ( ˈætləs ) n pl atlantes 1. (Journalism & Publishing) a collection of maps, usually in book form 2. (Journalism & Publishing) a book of charts, graphs, etc, illustrating aspects of a subject: an anatomical atlas . 3. (Anatomy) anatomy the first cervical vertebra, attached to and supporting the skull in man. Compare axis 1 4. (Architecture) architect another name for telamon 5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a standard size of drawing paper, 26 × 17 inches [C16: via Latin from Greek; first applied to maps, from depictions of Atlas supporting the heavens in 16th-century collections of maps]

    Atlas

    ( ˈætləs ) n 1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a Titan compelled to support the sky on his shoulders as punishment for rebelling against Zeus 2. (Astronautics) a US intercontinental ballistic missile, also used in launching spacecraft 3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a US intercontinental ballistic missile, also used in launching spacecraft 4. (Celestial Objects) astronomy a small satellite of Saturn, discovered in 1980

    at•las

    (ˈæt ləs)

    n., pl. at•las•es for 1-3, at•lan•tes (ætˈlæn tiz)
    for 5. 1. a bound collection of maps. 2. a bound volume of charts, plates, or tables illustrating any subject. 3.