atlas is Accepted in TWL Scrabble Dictionary

atlas Scrabble score: 5

Meaning of atlas

  • a column in the form of a man [n ATLASES or ATLANTES]
  • book of maps
  • bound collection of tables, charts, or plates
  • person who supports a heavy burden; mainstay
  • male figure used like a caryatid as a supporting column or pilaster called also telamon
  • a Titan who for his part in the Titans' revolt against the gods is forced by Zeus to support the heavens on his shoulders
  • bound collection of maps often including illustrations, informative tables, or textual matter
  • Titan, son of Iapetus and brother of Prometheus and Epimetheus, condemned to support the sky on his shoulders
  • liquid-propellant booster rocket used with upper stages to launch satellites into orbit around the earth