Atlantic OceanAtlantic Ocean
ocean touching the American continents to the west and Europe and Africa to the east: c. 33,420,000 sq mi (86,557,466 sq km); greatest known depth, c. 28,000 ft (8,500 m)
Origin of Atlantic OceanClassical Latin Atlanticum (mare), Atlantic (ocean) from Atlanticus, of the Atlas Mountains from Atlas, Atlas
The world's second-largest ocean, divided into the North Atlantic and the South Atlantic. It extends from the Arctic in the north to the Antarctic in the south between the eastern Americas and western Europe and Africa.