Definition of transatlantic in US English:



  • 1Crossing the Atlantic.

    ‘a transatlantic flight’
    • ‘Its final voyage ended in disaster at Lakehurst, New Jersey, on May 6, 1937, when it was coming into land after a transatlantic crossing.’
    • ‘The squadron was doing well, and we were nearing the end of our transatlantic voyage.’
    • ‘We're doing a transatlantic crossing and will arrive back in NYC on June 9.’
    • ‘Since very early age, Columbus was determined to make a transatlantic voyage.’
    • ‘A few ‘cosmetic’ amendments have been made to our duties: high-profile patrols; extra security on the transatlantic flights and UK flag carriers.’
    • ‘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 vale businessman is embarking on a charity transatlantic crossing in a yacht named after the doctor who saved his life.’
    • ‘I once worked as a locum for the regular ship's doctor of a large transatlantic passenger liner.’
    • ‘Worldwide, the fall is estimated at 27%, with transatlantic crossings down almost 80%.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The first transatlantic flight was a year later.’
    • ‘The company requires a €1 billion investment for a new transatlantic fleet.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Each time a transatlantic liner crosses the globe, for example, it uses sea water as a ballast.’
    • ‘Amazingly this was not his first attempt at the east-west 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.’
    1. 1.1 Concerning countries on both sides of the Atlantic.
      ‘the transatlantic relationship’
      • ‘And polling evidence from across Europe suggests that the arrival of a different president could transform the transatlantic relationship.’
      • ‘Two provisions in the declaration, on NATO's transformation and the promotion of the transatlantic relationship, are related to the organization's enlargement.’
      • ‘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 closer transatlantic relationship appears to be receding despite being the official policy of the EU.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Warming up, he says: ‘The transatlantic relationship remains an asset of the first order.’’
      • ‘But there is another element which links the two countries and which will help to cement the transatlantic relationship.’
      • ‘This paper explores the similarities and differences in policies and procedures concerning transatlantic mergers in the United States and the European Union.’
      • ‘That, more or less, is how Winston Churchill summed up the special 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.’
      • ‘Do you see this as the future complicating factor in relations, trans-Atlantic relations?’
      • ‘The transatlantic alliance is in the interests of British as well as US imperialism.’
      • ‘It is vital for the transatlantic relationship; the only grouping that is able to meet the challenges of the 21st century.’
      • ‘Even during the long Vietnam war, successive administrations were able to leave ‘their’ war out of transatlantic relationships.’
      • ‘NATO has always been the central focus of the transatlantic relationship.’
      • ‘The real foundation for peace and stability in the world is the transatlantic alliance.’
    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.’
      • ‘Except that, in today's Britain, the only muffins available are transatlantic impostors.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘‘We are looking forward to finding ways to strengthen Ukraine's integration into Europe and the transatlantic community,’ she said.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I rather suspect that this is yet another example of our British culture being permeated by transatlantic influences.’
      • ‘First - with apologies to transatlantic readers - this is all a bit American, isn't it?’
      • ‘In good old colonial fashion, the British have always scorned their transatlantic cousins.’
      • ‘Seen from a transatlantic perspective Britain is deeply mired into European affairs.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The bitter truth is that Europe lags behind our transatlantic cousin in almost every area.’