arctic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French artique, from Ancient Greek ἀρκτικός (arktikos, of the bear, northern), a reference to the northerly constellation Ursa Major, from ἄρκτος (arktos, bear).

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Adjective[edit]

arctic (comparative more arctic, superlative most arctic)

  1. Being extremely cold, snowy, or having other properties of extreme winter associated with the Arctic.
    The food was kept very fresh by the arctic temperature setting of the freezer.

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Noun[edit]

arctic (plural arctics)

  1. (US) A warm waterproof overshoe.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.