late 14c., occean of Athlant "sea off the west coast of Africa" (early 15c. as occean Atlantyke), from Latin Atlanticus, from Greek Atlantikos "of Atlas," adjectival form of Atlas (genitive Atlantos), in reference to Mount Atlas in Mauritania (see Atlas). Applied to the whole ocean since c. 1600.
1. The Atlantic coast is within sight of the hotel.
2. Atlantic City is the hot favourite to stage the fight.
3. A tropical storm is gaining strength in the eastern Atlantic.
4. Shrill voices on both sides of the Atlantic are advocating protectionism.
5. The Atlantic Ocean had undergone changes in temperature and salinity.