Associations to the word «Arctic»
ARCTIC, adjective. Alternative letter-case form of Arctic
ARCTIC, noun. Alternative letter-case form of Arctic
ARCTIC, adjective. (astronomy) (now only in compounds) Pertaining to the celestial north pole, or to the pole star. [from 14th c.]
ARCTIC, adjective. (geography) Pertaining to the northern polar region of the planet, characterised by extreme cold and an icy landscape. [from 16th c.]
ARCTIC, adjective. Extremely cold, snowy, or having other properties of extreme winter associated with the Arctic. [from 16th c.]
ARCTIC, adjective. Designed for use in very cold conditions. [from 19th c.]
ARCTIC, proper noun. (obsolete) The north celestial pole. [15th-17th c.]
ARCTIC, proper noun. (geography) The region of the Earth above the Arctic Circle, containing the North Pole. [from 17th c.]
ARCTIC, noun. (US) (now chiefly historical) A warm waterproof overshoe. [from 19th c.]
ARCTIC, noun. Any of various butterflies of the genus Oeneis. [from 20th c.]
ARCTIC CHAR, noun. The saibling.
ARCTIC CHARS, noun. Plural of Arctic char
ARCTIC CIRCLE, proper noun. The parallel of latitude that runs 66° 33′ 39″ north of the Equator, which marks approximately the southernmost place in the Northern Hemisphere where the sun does not set on the summer solstice and does not rise on the winter solstice.
ARCTIC CIRCLE, noun. Alternative spelling of Arctic Circle
ARCTIC COD, noun. A gadiform fish of northeast Atlantic, Arctogadus glacialis.
ARCTIC FOX, noun. Alopex lagopus, a fox-like carnivore of the family Canidae living in the Arctic regions of North America and Eurasia.
ARCTIC FOXES, noun. Plural of arctic fox
ARCTIC FRONT, proper noun. (physics) (meteorology) The semipermanent, semicontinuous front between the deep, cold arctic air and the shallower, basically less cold polar air of northern latitudes; generally comparable to the antarctic front of the southern hemisphere.
ARCTIC HARE, noun. A North-American species of hare, Lepus arcticus.
ARCTIC HARES, noun. Plural of arctic hare
ARCTIC LOON, noun. (North America) The black-throated diver bird.
ARCTIC LOONS, noun. Plural of Arctic loon
ARCTIC OCEAN, proper noun. The smallest of the five oceans of the Earth, on and around the North Pole, bordered by the three continents of Asia, Europe and North America.
ARCTIC RASPBERRY, noun. A species of slow-growing bramble belonging to the rose family and bearing a dark red, sweet fruit; Rubus arcticus, native to arctic, subarctic, and alpine regions.
ARCTIC ROLL, noun. (British) A British dessert like a jelly roll, but with ice cream instead of jelly.
ARCTIC ROLLS, noun. Plural of arctic roll
ARCTIC SEA, proper noun. The Arctic Ocean.
ARCTIC SKUA, noun. A seabird, Stercorarius parasiticus, of the skua family (Stercorariidae)
ARCTIC SKUAS, noun. Plural of Arctic Skua
ARCTIC TERN, noun. A migratory bird that travels between the Arctic and Antarctic, Sterna paradisaea.
ARCTIC TERNS, noun. Plural of arctic tern
ARCTIC WOLF SPIDER, noun. The spider Pardosa glacialis.
ARCTIC WOLF SPIDERS, noun. Plural of Arctic wolf spider
ARCTIC, noun. The regions to the north of the Arctic Circle centered on the North Pole.
ARCTIC, noun. A waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow.
ARCTIC, adjective. Of or relating to the Arctic; "the Arctic summer".
ARCTIC, adjective. Extremely cold; "an arctic climate"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather".
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