antarctic Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the region around the south pole: Antarctica and surrounding waters
    South Frigid Zone; Antarctic Zone.
  2. adjective satellite at or near the south pole


Ant*arc"tic adjective
OE. antartik, OF. antartique, F. antarctique, L. antarcticus, fr. Gr. + bear. See Arctic.
  1. Opposite to the northern or arctic pole; relating to the southern pole or to the region near it, and applied especially to a circle, distant from the pole 23° 28&min;. Thus we say the antarctic pole, circle, ocean, region, current, etc.

Webster 1913