Definition of transatlantic in US English:

transatlantic

adjective

  • 1Crossing the Atlantic.

    ‘a transatlantic flight’
    • ‘The first transatlantic flight was a year later.’
    • ‘The squadron was doing well, and we were nearing the end of our transatlantic voyage.’
    • ‘Since very early age, Columbus was determined to make a transatlantic voyage.’
    • ‘The Ireland voyage was arranged in place of a transatlantic crossing which was cancelled due to ongoing discussions over the vessel's financial problems.’
    • ‘A few ‘cosmetic’ amendments have been made to our duties: high-profile patrols; extra security on the transatlantic flights and UK flag carriers.’
    • ‘A vale businessman is embarking on a charity transatlantic crossing in a yacht named after the doctor who saved his life.’
    • ‘We're doing a transatlantic crossing and will arrive back in NYC on June 9.’
    • ‘Its final voyage ended in disaster at Lakehurst, New Jersey, on May 6, 1937, when it was coming into land after a transatlantic crossing.’
    • ‘Charles Lindbergh claimed that $25,000 prize in 1927 after making his solo transatlantic flight.’
    • ‘Their plans are to extend their route coverage over time to transatlantic crossings.’
    • ‘One study related one transatlantic return flight to all the energy a person uses yearly (lighting, heating, car use etc.) and found that the flight uses almost half of that energy.’
    • ‘We eventually cruised at 54,000 ft, about 20,000 ft higher than you'd normally achieve on a typical transatlantic crossing.’
    • ‘The company requires a €1 billion investment for a new transatlantic fleet.’
    • ‘Each time a transatlantic liner crosses the globe, for example, it uses sea water as a ballast.’
    • ‘In the late 1950s, the arrival of jet airliners cut the time for the transatlantic crossing in half, to not much more than seven hours.’
    • ‘The two islands off Quebec were used to quarantine immigrants with many Irish emigrants, who failed to survive the transatlantic crossing, buried on these islands.’
    • ‘Suddenly, the cost of a transatlantic crossing became the product of a single year's hard work, rather than six years of ceaseless labour and desperate saving.’
    • ‘I once worked as a locum for the regular ship's doctor of a large transatlantic passenger liner.’
    • ‘Amazingly this was not his first attempt at the east-west transatlantic crossing.’
    • ‘Worldwide, the fall is estimated at 27%, with transatlantic crossings down almost 80%.’
    1. 1.1 Concerning countries on both sides of the Atlantic.
      ‘the transatlantic relationship’
      • ‘He stressed the shared bonds of history, values and belief; the key importance of the transatlantic relationship; and the two countries' common cause in pursuit of global freedom and democracy.’
      • ‘Warming up, he says: ‘The transatlantic relationship remains an asset of the first order.’’
      • ‘It might also hold clues to the future of the battered, long-suffering transatlantic relationship.’
      • ‘Overall, however, the report summarizes the transatlantic trade relationship as being enormously beneficial to both sides.’
      • ‘Do you see this as the future complicating factor in relations, trans-Atlantic relations?’
      • ‘NATO has always been the central focus of the transatlantic relationship.’
      • ‘Since newspapers and magazines tend to reflect and reinforce the views of their readers, this comparison reveals something about the current state of the transatlantic relationship.’
      • ‘And I know to cast out the transatlantic alliance would be disastrous for Britain.’
      • ‘The real foundation for peace and stability in the world is the transatlantic alliance.’
      • ‘Two provisions in the declaration, on NATO's transformation and the promotion of the transatlantic relationship, are related to the organization's enlargement.’
      • ‘The closer transatlantic relationship appears to be receding despite being the official policy of the EU.’
      • ‘That, more or less, is how Winston Churchill summed up the special transatlantic relationship.’
      • ‘Even during the long Vietnam war, successive administrations were able to leave ‘their’ war out of transatlantic relationships.’
      • ‘And polling evidence from across Europe suggests that the arrival of a different president could transform the transatlantic relationship.’
      • ‘If the transatlantic relationship is to be renewed, both sides need to be prepared - financially and politically - to use the full spectrum of foreign policy tools.’
      • ‘But there is another element which links the two countries and which will help to cement the transatlantic relationship.’
      • ‘It is vital for the transatlantic relationship; the only grouping that is able to meet the challenges of the 21st century.’
      • ‘The transatlantic alliance is in the interests of British as well as US imperialism.’
      • ‘This paper explores the similarities and differences in policies and procedures concerning transatlantic mergers in the United States and the European Union.’
    2. 1.2 Relating to or situated on the other side of the Atlantic; British or European (from an American point of view).
      • ‘Half its output is American; its vernacular looks and sounds transatlantic.’
      • ‘His instincts seemed transatlantic as much as European.’
      • ‘This had been the dream of the transatlantic Enlightenment, and throughout the Cold War American leaders argued on its behalf in the struggle against Communism.’
      • ‘First - with apologies to transatlantic readers - this is all a bit American, isn't it?’
      • ‘Seen from a transatlantic perspective Britain is deeply mired into European affairs.’
      • ‘Except that, in today's Britain, the only muffins available are transatlantic impostors.’
      • ‘The bitter truth is that Europe lags behind our transatlantic cousin in almost every area.’
      • ‘The white population grew rapidly up to about 1660 when it reached 47,000, constituting some 40 per cent of all the whites in Britain's transatlantic colonies.’
      • ‘I rather suspect that this is yet another example of our British culture being permeated by transatlantic influences.’
      • ‘The presiding deity of British pirate radio at the time was a fast-talking expat American who called himself, with standard transatlantic hyperbole, Emperor Rosko.’
      • ‘In the meantime, Britain's transport infrastructure has slowly rotted to the point where it is now an antiquated relic compared to many of our rather sharper European and transatlantic rivals.’
      • ‘‘We are looking forward to finding ways to strengthen Ukraine's integration into Europe and the transatlantic community,’ she said.’
      • ‘In good old colonial fashion, the British have always scorned their transatlantic cousins.’

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