meaning of Antarctica

Antarctica meaning in Etymology Dictionary

continent title related to Scottish cartographer John George Bartholomew (1860-1920), which used it on a map published 1887. From antarctic (q.v.). Hypothetical south continents was imagined since antiquity; very first sighting of Antarctica by Europeans most likely was 1820 (Lazarev and Bellingshausen). In addition compare Antipodes.

Antarctica meaning in General Dictionary

an exceptionally cold continent at south pole almost totally below the Antarctic Circle; covered by an ice cap around 13,000 foot deep

Sentence Examples with the word Antarctica

John King Davis as commander of the ship and second-in-command of the expedition, for the purpose of exploring the coast of Antarctica S.

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