Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: atlas
IPA transcription: ['ætləs]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: atlas, telamon
    Meaning: a figure of a man used as a supporting column
  • Synonyms: atlas, atlas_vertebra
    Meaning: the 1st cervical vertebra
  • Synonyms: atlas, book_of_maps, map_collection
    Meaning: a collection of maps in book form
  • Synonyms: Atlas
    Meaning: (Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders
Usage examples
  • 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.