HyperDic: atlas

English > 4 senses of the word Atlas / atlas:
NOUNperson Atlas(Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders
communicationatlas, book of maps, map collectiona collection of maps in book form
bodyatlas, atlas vertebrathe 1st cervical vertebra
artifactatlas, telamona figure of a man used as a supporting column
Atlas / atlas > pronunciation
Soundsae'tlahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > Atlas: 4 senses > noun 1, person
Meaning(Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders.
CategoryGreek mythologyThe mythology of the ancient Greeks
Instance ofTitan(Greek mythology) any of the primordial giant gods who ruled the Earth until overthrown by Zeus
SpanishAtlas
Catalanatles, Atles
English > atlas: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA collection of maps in book form.
Synonymsbook of maps, map collection
PartsgazetteerA geographical dictionary (as at the back of an atlas)
Narrowerdialect atlas, linguistic atlasAn atlas showing the distribution of distinctive linguistic features
Broaderreference book, reference, reference work, book of factsA book to which you can refer for authoritative facts
Spanishatlas
Catalanatles
English > atlas: 4 senses > noun 3, body
MeaningThe 1st cervical vertebra.
Synonymatlas vertebra
Broadercervical vertebra, neck boneOne of 7 vertebrae in the human spine located in the neck region
Spanishatlas, vértebra atlas
Catalanatlas, atles, vèrtebra atlas
English > atlas: 4 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA figure of a man used as a supporting column.
Synonymtelamon
Broadercolumn, pillar(architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
Spanishatlante, atlas, telamón
Catalanatlante, atlant, atles, telamó

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