Meaning of ATLAS in English


Pronunciation: ' at-l ə s

Function: noun

Etymology: Latin Atlant-, Atlas, from Greek

Date: 1513

1 capitalized : a Titan who for his part in the Titans' revolt against the gods is forced by Zeus to support the heavens on his shoulders

2 capitalized : one who bears a heavy burden

3 a : a bound collection of maps often including illustrations, informative tables, or textual matter b : a bound collection of tables, charts, or plates

4 : the first vertebra of the neck

5 plural usually at · lan · tes \ ə t- ' lan-( ˌ )t ē z, at- \ : a male figure used like a caryatid as a supporting column or pilaster ― called also telamon


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