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Meaning of ARCTIC

Pronunciation:  'ârktik, 'urktik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
  2. [n]  the regions north of the Arctic Circle centered on the North Pole
  3. [adj]  extremely cold; "an arctic climate"; "let's get inside; I'm freezing"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather"
  4. [adj]  at or near the north pole
  5. [adj]  of or relating to the Arctic; "Arctic circle"
 

ARCTIC is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: Arctic Zone, cold, freezing, frigid, galosh, gelid, glacial, golosh, gumshoe, icy, North Frigid Zone, north-polar, polar, rubber
 
 See Also: Frigid Zone, overshoe, polar zone

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Arc"tic\, a. [OE. artik, OF. artique, F. arctique, L.
    arcticus, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? a bear, also a northern
    constellation so called; akin to L. ursus bear, Skr. ?ksha.]
    Pertaining to, or situated under, the northern constellation
    called the Bear; northern; frigid; as, the arctic pole,
    circle, region, ocean; an arctic expedition, night,
    temperature.
    
    Note: The arctic circle is a lesser circle, parallel to the
          equator, 23[deg] 28' from the north pole. This and the
          antarctic circle are called the polar circles, and
          between these and the poles lie the frigid zones. See
          {Zone}.
    
    
  2. \Arc"tic\, n.
    1. The arctic circle.
    
    2. A warm waterproof overshoe. [U.S.]
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

A real-time functional language, used for music synthesis.

["Arctic: A Functional Language for Real-Time Control", R.B. Dannenberg, Conf Record 1984 ACM Symp on LISP and Functional Prog, ACM].

 
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