The definition of arctic is a name for anything associated with the North Pole region.(adjective)
An example is the Arctic Ocean near the North Pole.
Arctic is defined as a way to describe something very cold, like freezing icy temperatures or a person’s disinterested or chilly attitude.(adjective)
A person who ignores another person is an example of being in an arctic mood.
An arctic means a waterproof shoe that is worn over a regular shoe.(noun)
Putting on a pair of galoshes over tennis shoes is an example of wearing arctics.
See arctic in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME artik < OFr artique < L arcticus < Gr arktikos, lit., of the (constellation of the) Bear (Gr arktos), northern, arctic
See arctic in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Alteration (influenced by Latin arcticus)
Origin: of Middle English artic, northern
Origin: , from Medieval Latin articus
Origin: , from Latin arcticus
Origin: , from Greek arktikos
Origin: , from arktos, bear, the northern constellation Ursa Major; see ṛtko- in Indo-European roots.
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