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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arctic  \Arc"tic\,  n. 
  1.  The  arctic  circle. 
 
  2.  A  warm  waterproof  overshoe.  [U.S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arctic  \Arc"tic\,  a.  [OE.  artik,  OF  artique  F.  arctique  L. 
  arcticus,  fr  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  a  bear,  also  a  northern 
  constellation  so  called  akin  to  L.  ursus  bear,  Skr.  ?ksha.] 
  Pertaining  to  or  situated  under  the  northern  constellation 
  called  the  Bear;  northern;  frigid;  as  the  arctic  pole, 
  circle,  region,  ocean;  an  arctic  expedition,  night, 
  temperature. 
 
  Note:  The  arctic  circle  is  a  lesser  circle,  parallel  to  the 
  equator,  23[deg]  28'  from  the  north  pole.  This  and  the 
  antarctic  circle  are  called  the  polar  circles,  and 
  between  these  and  the  poles  lie  the  frigid  zones.  See 
  {Zone}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Arctic 
  adj  1:  at  or  near  the  north  pole  [syn:  {north-polar},  {Arctic}] 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  the  Arctic;  "Arctic  circle" 
  3:  extremely  cold;  "an  arctic  climate";  "let's  get  inside;  I'm 
  freezing";  "a  frigid  day";  "gelid  waters  of  the  North 
  Atlantic";  "glacial  winds";  "icy  hands";  "polar  weather" 
  [syn:  {freezing},  {frigid},  {gelid},  {glacial},  {icy},  {polar}] 
  n  1:  the  regions  north  of  the  Arctic  Circle  centered  on  the  North 
  Pole  [syn:  {Arctic},  {Arctic  Zone},  {North  Frigid  Zone}] 
  2:  a  waterproof  overshoe  that  protects  shoes  from  water  or  snow 
  [syn:  {galosh},  {golosh},  {rubber},  {gumshoe}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Arctic 
 
    A  {real-time}  {functional  language},  used 
  for  music  synthesis. 
 
  ["Arctic:  A  Functional  Language  for  Real-Time  Control", 
  R.B.  Dannenberg  Conf  Record  1984  ACM  Symp  on  LISP  and 
  Functional  Prog,  ACM]. 
 
  (1995-01-16) 
 
 




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