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Meaning of ARCTIC

Pronunciation:  'ârktik, 'urktik

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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,
    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
  2. \Arc"tic\, n.
    1. The arctic circle.
    2. A warm waterproof overshoe. [U.S.]
Computing Dictionary

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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