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Meaning of ANTARCTIC

Pronunciation:  ant'ârktik, ant'urktik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the region around the south pole: Antarctica and surrounding waters
  2. [adj]  at or near the south pole
  3. [adj]  of or relating to Antarctica

ANTARCTIC is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: Antarctic Zone, polar, South Frigid Zone, south-polar
 See Also: Antarctic continent, Antarctic Ocean, Antarctica, Frigid Zone, polar zone



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ant*arc"tic\, a. [OE. antartik, OF. antartique, F.
antarctique, L. antarcticus, fr. Gr. ?; ? + ? bear. See
Opposite to the northern or arctic pole; relating to the
southern pole or to the region near it, and applied
especially to a circle, distant from the pole 23[deg]
28[min]. Thus we say the antarctic pole, circle, ocean,
region, current, etc.