- The definition of Arctic is a name for anything associated with the North Pole region.
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.
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.
Putting on a pair of galoshes over tennis shoes is an example of wearing Arctics.
A boat travels the Arctic Ocean.
arctic definition by Webster's New World
- of, characteristic of, or near the North Pole or the region around it
- very cold; frigid
Origin: Middle English artik ; from Old French artique ; from Classical Latin arcticus ; from Classical Greek arktikos, literally , of the (constellation of the) Bear (Gr arktos), northern, arctic
arctic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Alteration (influenced by Latin arcticus) of Middle English artic, northern, from Medieval Latin articus, from Latin arcticus, from Greek arktikos, from arktos, bear, the northern constellation Ursa Major; see ṛtko- in Indo-European roots.
- Arcˈtic adjective
arctic - Cultural Definition
Region in the northernmost area of the Earth, centered on the North Pole.
arctic - Phrases/Idioms