HyperDic: tropic

English > 3 senses of the word tropic:
NOUNlocationtropiceither of two parallels of latitude about 23.5 degrees to the north and south of the equator representing the points farthest north and south at which the sun can shine directly overhead and constituting the boundaries of the Torrid Zone or tropics
ADJECTIVEalltropic, tropicalrelating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator)
alltropic, tropicalof weather or climate
tropic > pronunciation
Soundstraa'pihk
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English > tropic: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningrelating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator).
Examples
  • "tropical islands"
  • "tropical fruit"
Synonymtropical
BroaderequatorialOf or existing at or near the geographic equator
Spanishtropical, trópico
Catalantròpic, tropical
Nounstropicsthe part of the Earth's surface between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn
English > tropic: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics.
Example"tropical weather"
Synonymtropical
BroaderhotUsed of physical heat / heat
Spanishbochornoso, sofocante, tropical, trópico
Catalansufocant, tròpic, tropical, xafogós
English > tropic: 3 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningEither of two parallels of latitude about 23.5 degrees to the north and south of the equator representing the points farthest north and south at which the sun can shine directly overhead and constituting the boundaries of the Torrid Zone or tropics.
InstancesTropic of CancerA line of latitude about 23 degrees to the north of the equator
Tropic of CapricornA line of latitude about 23 degrees to the south of the equator
Broaderlatitude, line of latitude, parallel of latitude, parallelAn imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
Spanishlos trópicos, trópico
Catalantròpic
Adjectivestropicalof or relating to the tropics, or either tropic
tropicalrelating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator)
tropicalof weather or climate

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