Main definitions of Atlantean in English

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Atlantean1

adjective

Mythology
  • Relating to or characteristic of the legendary island of Atlantis:

    ‘she lives in an Atlantean castle’
    • ‘The Mayans, Toltecs, and Incas were popularly believed to constitute the last flourishing of Atlantean races.’
    • ‘The film plays pretty fast and loose with the Atlantean mythology.’
    • ‘The sages astounded him with an account from hoary antiquity about the lost Atlantean civilization.’
    • ‘Antartica could, however, been part of the Atlantean Empire, but sure it was not really Atlantis.’
    • ‘He claimed to have had psychic knowledge of Atlantean texts which assisted him in his prophecies and cures.’
    • ‘Edgar Cayce wrote that Cro-Magnons were Atlantean Man.’
    • ‘The Azores were supposedly the tips of Atlantean mountains.’
    • ‘It was this Temple which first predicted the deluge destined to destroy the Atlantean civilisation.’
    • ‘Similarities in language that can be traced to an Atlantean lingual root are across the world, not limited to a single continent.’
    • ‘I myself am a native of Atlantis, but Rhea is from the Atlantean colony of Nile, which eventually became known as Egypt.’

noun

Mythology
  • A native or inhabitant of the legendary island of Atlantis:

    ‘when the explorers reach the city they meet the Atlanteans’
    • ‘Atlanteans were far more advanced in technologies than we are, able to leave the planet and go into deep space.’
    • ‘His son, Kastor, has assumed his position as head of the Atlanteans and is overseeing the rebuilding of his country.’
    • ‘He insisted that it was the refugee Atlanteans who had constructed, or at least designed, the Pyramid around 10,400 BC.’
    • ‘Kronos, the father of Zeus, seizes this moment to free himself and "influence" the hapless Atlanteans towards war instead of peace.’
    • ‘He explained about how both the Atlanteans and the extraterrestrials were involved in ancient Celtic Ireland.’
    • ‘Furthermore, I never bought into the whole idea of Atlanteans as technological supermen.’
    • ‘He won't be welcome without proof of being an Atlantean.’
    • ‘While doing a "reading," he reportedly discovered his patient was a reincarnated Atlantean.’

Pronunciation

Atlantean

/ətˈlantɪən/

Main definitions of Atlantean in English

: Atlantean1Atlantean2

Atlantean2

adjective

Greek Mythology
  • 1Relating to or characteristic of Atlas, one of the Titans, who was punished for his part in their revolt against Zeus by being made to support the heavens:

    ‘Atlantean shoulders fit to bear the weight of mightiest monarchies’
    • ‘D'Alembert abdicated responsibility as editor and left the undertaking to fall heavily on the single Atlantean shoulder of Diderot.’
    • ‘"Bearing on shoulders immense, Atlantean, the load Well-nigh not to be borne Of the too vast orb of her fate."’
    • ‘His was no Atlantean strength, capable of sustaining any great cause steadily and firmly.’
    1. 1.1 Referring to a great weight or burden of responsibility:
      ‘I'm terrified you're going to buckle under the Atlantean burden’
      • ‘Bold would be the man who should undertake such an Atlantean labour.’
      • ‘They gazed on the road with a solemn, placid expression, as of men to whom the Atlantean weight of this weary world was as the down on a feather.’
      • ‘Whitman set himself the Atlantean task of uplifting into the sphere of poetry the whole of modern life and man, omitting nothing, concealing nothing.’

Pronunciation

Atlantean

/ətˈlantɪən/