Definition of Arctic noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɑːktɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrktɪk//
Describing geographic regions
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[singular] the Arctic the regions of the world around the North Pole See related entries: Describing geographic regions Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from Latin arcticus, articus, from Greek arktikos, from arktos ‘bear, Ursa Major, pole star’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Arctic