Associations to the word «Atlas»


ATLAS, noun. A bound collection of maps often including tables, illustrations or other text.
ATLAS, noun. A bound collection of tables, illustrations etc. on any given subject.
ATLAS, noun. (chiefly in anatomy) (especially of the human body) A detailed visual conspectus of something of great and multi-faceted complexity, with its elements splayed so as to be presented in as discrete a manner as possible whilst retaining a realistic view of the whole.
ATLAS, noun. (topology) A collection of top-dimensional subspaces, called charts, each homeomorphic to Euclidean space, which comprise the entirety of a manifold, such that intersecting charts' respective homeomorphisms are compatible in a certain way.
ATLAS, noun. (anatomy) The uppermost vertebra of the neck.
ATLAS, noun. One who supports a heavy burden; mainstay.
ATLAS, noun. (architecture) A figure of a man used as a column; telamon.
ATLAS, noun. (paper) A sheet of paper measuring 26 inches by 34 inches.
ATLAS, noun. A rich satin fabric.
ATLAS, proper noun. (Greek god) son of Iapetus and Clymene, war leader of the Titans ordered by the god Zeus to support the sky on his shoulders; father to Hesperides, the Hyades, and the Pleiades; king of the legendary Atlantis.
ATLAS, proper noun. (astronomy) a moon of Saturn
ATLAS, proper noun. (astronomy) a crater in the first quadrant of the moon
ATLAS, proper noun. (astronomy) a triple star system in the Pleiades open cluster (M45) also known as 27 Tauri
ATLAS, proper noun. (warfare) (US) Intercontinental ballistic missile
ATLAS LION, noun. Alternative name of the Barbary lion.
ATLAS MOTH, noun. A large moth, Attacus atlas, from the tropical forests of southeast Asia
ATLAS MOTHS, noun. Plural of Atlas moth
ATLAS MOUNTAINS, proper noun. A mountain range located in northwest Africa, occupying portions of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.
ATLAS POWDER, noun. A blasting powder or dynamite composed of nitroglycerin, wood fiber, sodium nitrate, and magnesium carbonate.

Dictionary definition

ATLAS, noun. (Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders.
ATLAS, noun. A collection of maps in book form.
ATLAS, noun. The 1st cervical vertebra.
ATLAS, noun. A figure of a man used as a supporting column.

Wise words

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