Complete Definition of "arctic"

see|Arctic
English

Etymology
From Arctic < AGr. polytonic|ἀρκτικός (arktikos) "of the bear, northern", a reference to the northerly constellation Ursa Major < polytonic|ἄρκτος (arktos) "bear".

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/ˈɑːktɪk/
(General American|US) IPA|/ˈɑɹktɪk/
Hyphenation: arc·tic

Adjective
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.

Translations
trans-top|Cold or snowy
Finnish: arktinen, jääkylmä
German: arktisch
Greek: αρκτικός (arktikos) m
trans-mid
Romanian: #Romanian|arctic
Swedish: arktisk
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