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Definition of atlas:

  1. A collection of maps in a volume
  2. A drawing paper of large size. See under Paper, n.
  3. A large, square folio, resembling a volume of maps; - called also atlas folio.
  4. A rich kind of satin manufactured in India.
  5. A volume of plates illustrating any subject.
  6. A work in which subjects are exhibited in a tabular from or arrangement; as, an historical atlas.
  7. One who sustains a great burden.
  8. The first vertebra of the neck, articulating immediately with the skull, thus sustaining the globe of the head, whence the name.

Synonyms:

charts, telamon, gazetteer, tables, map collection, book, book of maps, atlas vertebra.

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