Meaning of ATMOSPHERE in English

ATMOSPHERE

noun

1 general feeling in a place

ADJECTIVE

▪ calm , comfortable , congenial , convivial , cosy/cozy , family , friendly , great , happy , homely ( BrE ), informal , nice , pleasant , positive , relaxed , warm , welcoming

The bar has a relaxed, friendly ~.

▪ charged , emotional , heavy , highly charged , hostile , oppressive , strained , tense

▪ carnival , electric , festive , heady , lively , party

Before the parade, the ~ was electric.

▪ intimate , romantic

▪ gloomy

▪ rarefied , unique

the rarefied ~ of academic life

▪ general , whole

The whole ~ in the stadium changed dramatically.

▪ political

VERB + ATMOSPHERE

▪ create , establish ( esp. AmE ), maintain , provide

She tries to create an ~ of calm and security for her children.

▪ have

The restaurant has a comfortable ~.

▪ poison , ruin , sour ( esp. BrE ), spoil

His blunt comments ruined the ~.

▪ improve , lighten

His funny remarks lightened the ~.

▪ sense

She could sense the hostile ~ in the room.

▪ enjoy

ATMOSPHERE + VERB

▪ be charged (with sth)

The ~ was charged with excitement.

▪ pervade sth , prevail , surround sth

A relaxed ~ prevails in the club.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ between

Since their argument there had been a strained ~ between them.

2 the air

ADJECTIVE

▪ heavy , humid , oppressive , polluted , smoky , stuffy

VERB + ATMOSPHERE

▪ poison , pollute

Pesticides can kill wildlife and pollute the ~.

▪ clear

Last night's storm had cleared the ~.

3 gases around the earth/a planet

ADJECTIVE

▪ lower , upper

▪ thick , thin

VERB + ATMOSPHERE

▪ enter , leave , re-enter

The spaceship should re-enter the earth's ~ later today.

▪ be released into , escape into

Dangerous gases have escaped into the ~.

PREPOSITION

▪ in the ~

levels of radiation in the ~

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