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Definition 1: a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where atmosphere or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for atmosphere in the sense of this definition

(atmosphere is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of atmosphere ) an aura of heightened value or interest or meaning surrounding a person or thing

(... is a kind of atmosphere ) a characteristic emotional quality

"it ended on a sour note" "there was a note of gaiety in her manner" "he detected a note of sarcasm"

(... is a kind of atmosphere ) a distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively

"that place gave me bad vibrations" "it gave me a nostalgic vibe"

Definition 2: the mass of air surrounding the Earth - [noun denoting location]

Samples where atmosphere or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere
  • it was exposed to the air

Synonyms for atmosphere in the sense of this definition

(atmosphere is a kind of ...) the extended spatial location of something

"the farming regions of France" "religions in all parts of the world" "regions of outer space"

(... is a kind of atmosphere ) the atmosphere above a nation that is deemed to be under its jurisdiction

"the plane was refused permission to enter Chinese airspace"

(atmosphere is a part of ...) the space in the atmosphere immediately above the earth

(atmosphere is a part of ...) the outer region of the Earth's atmosphere; contains a high concentration of free electrons

(... is part of atmosphere) the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on

"the Earth moves around the sun" "he sailed around the world"

Definition 3: the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body - [noun denoting object]

(atmosphere is a kind of ...) a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely

(... is a kind of atmosphere ) the atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth

(atmosphere is a part of ...) the outermost atmospheric layer

(atmosphere is a part of ...) the atmospheric layer between the stratosphere and the thermosphere

(atmosphere is a part of ...) the atmospheric layer between the troposphere and the mesosphere

(atmosphere is a part of ...) the atmospheric layer between the mesosphere and the exosphere

(atmosphere is a part of ...) the lowest atmospheric layer; from 4 to 11 miles high (depending on latitude)

Definition 4: a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for atmosphere in the sense of this definition

(atmosphere is a kind of ...) a unit measuring force per unit area

(... is a kind of atmosphere ) standard temperature and pressure

Definition 5: the weather or climate at some place - [noun denoting state]

Samples where atmosphere or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the atmosphere was thick with fog

Synonyms for atmosphere in the sense of this definition

(atmosphere is a kind of ...) the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation

"they were hoping for good weather" "every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception" "the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow"

(... is a kind of atmosphere ) a large body of air with uniform characteristics horizontally

(... is a kind of atmosphere ) (meteorology) winds spiraling outward from a high pressure center; circling clockwise in the northern hemisphere and counterclockwise in the southern

(... is a kind of atmosphere ) (meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern

(... is a kind of atmosphere ) an atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of some substance

Definition 6: a particular environment or surrounding influence - [noun denoting state]

Samples where atmosphere or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was an atmosphere of excitement

Synonyms for atmosphere in the sense of this definition

(atmosphere is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

(... is a kind of atmosphere ) the special atmosphere of a place

(... is a kind of atmosphere ) an atmosphere of depression and melancholy

"gloom pervaded the office"

(... is a kind of atmosphere ) an unwholesome atmosphere

"the novel spun a miasma of death and decay"

(... is a kind of atmosphere ) the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

"the feel of the city excited him" "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting" "it had the smell of treason"

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