Atlas Meaning and Definition
What is the definition Atlas? What is its meaning in the dictionary? Synonyms, Derivations, Example sentences, Antonyms, How to pronounce? Words starting with Atlas, Words ending with Atlas, Related sentences and more...
How to pronounce: ˈætləs
1. A book of maps or charts.
Example sentences: "A road atlas"
2. The topmost vertebra of the backbone, articulating with the occipital bone of the skull.
Example sentences: "There is a well-developed atlas and the caudal vertebrae can be distinguished from the trunk vertebrae by the presence of hemal arches."
3. A stone carving of a male figure, used as a column to support the entablature of a Greek or Greek-style building.
Example sentences: "Among its wealth of neoclassical details are the legs in the shape of inverted obelisks, the torsos of draped and winged caryatids and atlantes, and the allegorical figure (possibly Summer)."
1. One of the Titans, who was punished for his part in their revolt against Zeus by being made to support the heavens. He became identified with the Atlas Mountains.
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