Atlas

Definition of Atlas

At´las
n.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
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
see Atlas powder in the vocabulary; a blasting compound containing nitroglycerin.
1.A rich kind of satin manufactured in India.

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