Definition of Atmosphere in English :

Define Atmosphere in English

Atmosphere meaning in English

Meaning of Atmosphere in English

Pronunciation of Atmosphere in English

Atmosphere pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of atmosphere


1. ambiance, ambience, atmosphere

a particular environment or surrounding influence

Example Sentences:
'there was an atmosphere of excitement'

2. atm, atmosphere, standard atmosphere, standard pressure

a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade

3. air, atmosphere

the mass of air surrounding the Earth

Example Sentences:
'there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere'
'it was exposed to the air'

4. atmosphere, atmospheric state

the weather or climate at some place

Example Sentences:
'the atmosphere was thick with fog'

5. atmosphere

the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body

6. air, atmosphere, aura

a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing

Example Sentences:
'an air of mystery'
'the house had a neglected air'
'an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters'
'the place had an aura of romance'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of atmosphere
the gaseous envelope surrounding the earth or any other celestial body
See also troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, ionosphere
the air or climate in a particular place
the atmosphere was thick with smoke
a general pervasive feeling or mood
an atmosphere of elation
the prevailing tone or mood of a novel, symphony, painting, or other work of art
a special mood or character associated with a place
any local gaseous environment or medium
an inert atmosphere
a unit of pressure; the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at 0°C at sea level. 1 atmosphere is equivalent to 101 325 newtons per square metre or 14.72 pounds per square inch
. Abbreviation: at, atm

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see synonyms of atmosphere
the gaseous envelope (air) surrounding the earth to a height of c. 1,000 km (c. 621 mi): it is c. 21% oxygen, 78% nitrogen, and 1% other gases, and rotates with the earth, because of gravity
the gaseous mass surrounding any star, planet, etc.
the air in any given place
a pervading or surrounding influence or spirit; general mood or social environment
the general tone of a work of art
a play with a fateful atmosphere
6.  Informal
an interesting, often exotic, effect produced by decoration, furnishings, etc.
a restaurant with atmosphere
7.  Physics
a standard unit of pressure used to measure atmospheric pressure, equal to the pressure exerted by a column of mercury that is 760 millimeters (29.9213 inches) high at 0°C at sea level (101,325 pascals or 1,013.25 millibars or 14.70 pounds per square inch): abbrev. atm

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of atmosphere
1. The gaseous mass or envelope surrounding a celestial body, especially the one surrounding the earth, and rened by the celestial body's gravitational field.
2. Ther or climate in a specific place.
3. Abbr. atmPhysics A unit of pressure equal to ther pressure at sea level. It equals the amount of pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 millimeters high at 0 degrees Celsius under standard gravity, or 14.7 pounds per square inch (1.01325 × 105 pascals).
4. A dominant intellectual or emotional environment or attitude:an atmosphere of distrust among the electorate.
5. The dominant tone or mood of a work of art.
6. An aesthetic quality or effect, especially a distinctive and pleasing one, associated with a particular place:a restaurant with an Old World atmosphere.

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