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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AT'LAS, n.
1. A collection of maps in a volume; supposed to be so called from a picture of mount Atlas, supporting the heavens, prefixed to some collection.
2. A large square folio, resembling a volume of maps.
3. The supporters of a building.
4. A silk satin, or stuff, manufactured in the east, with admirable ingenuity. Atlasses are plain, striped, or flowered; but they have not the fine gloss and luster of some French silks.
5. The first vertebra of the neck.
6. A term applied to paper, as atlas fine.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: (Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders
2: a collection of maps in book form [syn: atlas, book of maps, map collection]
3: the 1st cervical vertebra [syn: atlas, atlas vertebra]
4: a figure of a man used as a supporting column [syn: atlas, telamon]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Latin Atlant-, Atlas, from Greek Date: 1513 1. capitalized a Titan who for his part in the Titans' revolt against the gods is forced by Zeus to support the heavens on his shoulders 2. capitalized one who bears a heavy burden 3. a. a bound collection of maps often including illustrations, informative tables, or textual matter b. a bound collection of tables, charts, or plates 4. the first vertebra of the neck 5. plural usually atlantes a male figure used like a caryatid as a supporting column or pilaster called also telamon

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a book of maps or charts. 2 Anat. the cervical vertebra of the backbone articulating with the skull at the neck. Etymology: L f. Gk Atlas -antos a Titan who held up the pillars of the universe, whose picture appeared at the beginning of early atlases

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Atlas At"las, n.; pl. Atlases. [L. Atlas, -antis, Gr. ?, ?, one of the older family of gods, who bears up the pillars of heaven; also Mt. Atlas, in W. Africa, regarded as the pillar of heaven. It is from the root of ? to bear. See Tolerate.] 1. One who sustains a great burden. 2. (Anat.) The first vertebra of the neck, articulating immediately with the skull, thus sustaining the globe of the head, whence the name. 3. A collection of maps in a volume; Note: supposed to be so called from a picture of Atlas supporting the world, prefixed to some collections. This name is said to have been first used by Mercator, the celebrated geographer, in the 16th century. 4. A volume of plates illustrating any subject. 5. A work in which subjects are exhibited in a tabular from or arrangement; as, an historical atlas. 6. A large, square folio, resembling a volume of maps; -- called also atlas folio. 7. A drawing paper of large size. See under Paper, n. Atlas powder, a nitroglycerin blasting compound of pasty consistency and great explosive power.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Atlas At"las, n. [Ar., smooth.] A rich kind of satin manufactured in India. --Brande & C.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(atlases) An atlas is a book of maps. N-COUNT

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