Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples
IPA transcription: ['ætləs]
meaning of the word
a figure of a man used as a supporting column
the 1st cervical vertebra
atlas, book_of_maps, map_collection
a collection of maps in book form
(Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders
He had been told that Atlas could give him news of the tree.
This means, perhaps, that in the kingdom of Atlas there were some mountains so high that their summits seemed to touch the sky.
These Hesperides were none other than the three daughters of Atlas, and it was their duty, in which they were helped by a dragon, to guard the golden apples.
Suddenly she took a candle and went into her father's study for a great atlas, and lugging it back into the drawing-room, she began to pore over the map of England.