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Definition of the noun atmosphere

What does atmosphere mean as a name of something?

Atmosphere is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: atmospheres

  1. a particular environment or surrounding influence
  2. a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade
  3. the mass of air surrounding the Earth
    • example: there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of atmosphere: air
    • more generic words: part / region = the extended spatial location of something
    • more specific word: airspace = the atmosphere above a nation that is deemed to be under its jurisdiction
    • part of: earth / globe / world = the 3rd planet from the sun
    • parts:
  4. the weather or climate at some place
    • example: the atmosphere was thick with fog
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of atmosphere: atmospheric state
    • more generic terms: atmospheric condition / conditions / weather / weather condition = the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
    • more specific terms:
      • air mass = a large body of air with uniform characteristics horizontally
      • anticyclone = winds spiraling outward from a high pressure center
      • cyclone = rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low pressure center
      • fogginess / murkiness / murk / fog = an atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of some substance
  5. the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic word: gas = a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
    • more specific word: sky = the atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth
    • parts:
      • exosphere = the outermost atmospheric layer
      • mesosphere = the atmospheric layer between the stratosphere and the thermosphere
      • stratosphere = the atmospheric layer between the troposphere and the mesosphere
      • thermosphere = the atmospheric layer between the mesosphere and the exosphere
      • troposphere = the lowest atmospheric layer
  6. a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing
    • example: an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of atmosphere: air / aura
    • more generic word: quality = an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • more specific words:
      • mystique = an aura of heightened value or interest or meaning surrounding a person or thing
      • note = a characteristic emotional quality
      • vibration / vibe = a distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively

Alternative definition of the noun atmosphere


  1. The gases surrounding the Earth or any astronomical body.
  2. The air in a particular place.
  3. The mood or feeling in a situation.
  4. A unit of measurement for pressure (symbol: atm)


  1. Atmosphere is an American hip hop group from Minneapolis, Minnesota, consisting of rapper Slug and DJ/producer Ant. Since its formation in 1989, the group has released seven studio albums and ten extended plays.
    • also known as 大氣層
    • members:
    • genres: Alternative hip hop, Independent music, Hip hop music
    • albums: "Overcast!", "God Loves Ugly", "Seven's Travels", "You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having", "Strictly Leakage", "When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold", "The Family Sign", "Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EP's", "Say Hey There", "Cats Van Bags", "Headshots: Se7en", "Modern Man's Hustle", "National Disgrace", "The Lucy EP", "They Lied", "Trying to Find a Balance", "Watch Out", "Oblivion Mixes", "Sad Clown Bad Fall 10", "Sad Clown Bad Winter 11", "Ford One", "Ford Two", "Happy Clown Bad Dub 8/Fun EP", "Random Vol. 3/Sad Clown Bad Dub 7", "Sad Clown Bad Spring 12", "Sad Clown Bad Summer 9", "Sad Clown Bad Dub 3", "Leak at Will", "To All My Friends, Blood Makes the Blade Holy: The Atmosphere EP's", "Sad Clown Bad Dub II", "Storybook Vol. 1", "Godlovesugly", "Sad Clown Bad Dub", "Sad Clown Bad Dub 5", "Sad Clown Bad Dub 6", "Sad Clown Bad Dub 4", "Sad Clown Bad Dub 13", "Come You Masters of War", "Southsiders"
    • official website:
  2. Atmosphere is a rock band established in 1993 in Leszno, Poland. Marcin Rozynek was a member of Atmosphere until 2000.

There are other groups with in their name, like Black Atmosphere, Stoned Atmosphere, the atmosphere introducing mae b.


  1. "Atmosphere" is a song by the band Joy Division. It was originally released on 18 March 1980 as a France-only single under the title Licht und Blindheit. It was limited to 1578 copies and had "Dead Souls" as the B-side.
  2. "Atmosphere" is a musical album by Kaskade.
  3. "ATMOSPHERE" is a musical album of S.I.D-Sound.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  4. "Atmosphere" is a song by Kaskade.
  5. "Atmosphere" is a musical single of Kaskade.
    • also known as Atmosphere (extended mix), Atmosphere (Remixes)
    • released on
  6. "Atmosphere": Atmosphere: Electronic Suite is an album by Eloy Fritsch, a keyboard player known for his work in the progressive rock group Apocalypse. As a solo artist he creates cosmic electronic music. The closest comparison would be probably Vangelis, if considering his early work, which included many analogue instruments. Nevertheless, Fritsch has found his own style within melodic Electronic music framework. The opus reveals once again Fritsch’s ecological convictions: he presently defends the virtues of the gas envelope that allow everyone to live on Earth: the Atmosphere, a theme which is carried over to the album art featuring a cloud formation juxtaposed with outer space. The music is sweeping, majestic, and at times orchestral. It moves from clear melodic themes that are somewhat earthly to the more experimental out-there stuff in the middle of the album, only to return to anthemic epicness by the end.
  7. "Atmosphere": Atmosphere is the first album by Polish rock band Atmosphere. It was released in 1997.
  8. "Atmosphere" is the second album by Sevenglory. It was released on October 30, 2007 through 7Spin Music.
  9. "Atmosphere" is a musical single of Joy Division.
    • released in (27 years ago)
  10. "Atmosphere" is a musical single of Joy Division.
    • also known as She’s Lost Control / Atmosphere
    • released in (35 years ago)
  11. "Atmosphere" is a composition.
  12. "Atmosphere" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  13. "Atmosphere" is a musical album of Kladovest.
    • released on
  14. "Atmosphere" is a musical album of Dance With a Stranger.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  15. "Atmosphere" is a musical album of Adelbert Von Deyen.
    • released in (35 years ago)
  16. "Atmosphere" a.k.a. "Atmosphère !" is a musical single of Pamela Rose.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  17. "Atmosphere" is a musical album of Massimo Vivona.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  18. "Atmosphere" is a musical single of Wolf Lambert.
  19. "Atmosphere" is a musical album of Vozrozhdeniya.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  20. "Atmosphere" is a musical album of Mitsuki Saiga.
    • released on (10 years ago)


"Atmosphere" is a book by Michael Laimo.

  • genre: Speculative fiction
  • copyright: 2002


Atmosphere is a record label.


  1. Atmosphere: An atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding a planet or other material body of sufficient mass that is held in place by the gravity of the body. An atmosphere is more likely to be retained if the gravity is high and the atmosphere's temperature is low.
    • also known as Gazyuvarı, Atmosfera nebesnega telesa, 大气层
  2. Atmosphere: In architecture and spatial design, Atmosphere refers to the sensorial qualities that a space emits. Atmosphere is an immediate form of physical perception, and is recognised through emotional sensibility. Architects and designers use the notion of atmosphere to argue that architecture and space is designed and built for people to use and experience. Peter Zumthor in his book Atmospheres constitutes architectural atmospheres as "this singular density and mood, this feeling of presence, well-being, harmony, beauty...under whose spell I experience what I otherwise would not experience in precisely this way".
  3. Atmosphere a.k.a. Atmospheres was a weekly television series on The Weather Channel. The series, hosted by meteorologist Jim Cantore and Mish Michaels, featured current weather news and information. Some of the original segments included "Feature of the Week", dramatic rescue stories from inclement weather; "Destinations", which highlighted exotic locales; "In The Elements", profiles of people working in extreme weather, and a unique weather story that varied with each episode. Each episode contained three local and two national forecasts.
  4. Atmosphere is a monthly peer-reviewed open access scientific journal covering research related to the atmosphere. It was established in 2010 and is published by MDPI. The editor-in-chief is Daniela Jacob.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Atmosphere

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Google previewPhenomenology in Japan (2013)

by A.J. Steinbock

Atmosphere is a kind of horizon.

Google previewMicroprobe Characterization of Optoelectronic Materials (2002)

by Juan Jimenez

In Ga-rich melts a deep depression is revealed surrounding a crown-shaped atmosphere around the summit located at the dislocation core, whereas in As- rich samples the atmosphere is a hillock around the summit located at the dislocation ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Space (2009)

by Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest

Earth's atmosphere is the most complex and unpredictable in the solar togigreenrefgwn system. The atmosphere is...

STRUCTURE OF THE ATMOSPHERE The atmosphere iS a mixture of gases (mainly nitrogen and oxygen), water, and dust.

Google previewSomething New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World (The Global Century Series) (2001)

by J. R. McNeill

The atmosphere is a dynamic place. It is a swirl of motion, driven by inequalities in air pressure, ultimately created by inequalities in temperature. Below 10 kilometers, about the elevation of Mt. Everest, there are 'Following the popular usage, ...

Google previewGlobal Climate Change (1992)

Linking Energy, Environment, Economy and Equity by James C. White

EQUITY IN INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS Richard Stewart Visiting Professor of Law Georgetown University Law Center 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001 The atmosphere is the classic global commons. What we are ...



Atmosphere is a cover of gases. Environmental Chemistry Chapter 19 Environmental Chemistry is the branch of Chemistry which deals with the chemical changes in the environment. It includes our surroundings such as air, water, soil, ...

Google previewStratosphere Troposphere Interactions (2008)

An Introduction by K. Mohanakumar

Middle atmosphere is the region lying between the troposphere and thermosphere which extends from approximately 10 to 100 km, comprising the stratosphere and mesosphere.

Google previewWater in the Atmosphere (2005)

by Isaac Nadeau

The atmosphere is an important part of the water cycle. All the water on...

Google previewPhysical and Chemical Processes in the Aquatic Environment (2014)

by Erik R. Christensen, An Li

INTRODUCTION The atmosphere is a source of many chemicals that are present in water. All the components of air – nitrogen (N2), oxygen (O2), carbon dioxide (CO2), and other minor components – dissolve in water to some extent.

Google previewThe 20-cm Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (1999)

A Practical Observing Guide by Peter L. Manly

The atmosphere The good news about Planet Earth's atmosphere is that it allows us to breathe, keeps us warm, blocks...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

Controlled Atmosphere Technologies for Insect Control, Table 19 USDA-APHIS approved controlled atmosphere treatments for fresh fruits as of 2007 Controlled Atmosphere Technologies for Insect Control, Table 20 Some potential ...

Google previewBenders’ Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology (2006)

by D A Bender

See also bioactive polymers;packaging,modified atmosphere. packaging, green Use of biodegradable materials to replace conventional plastics in food packaging. See also starch, thermoplastic. packaging, intelligent Packaging system that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Climatology (2008)

by John E. Oliver

STANDARD ATMOSPHERE Table S14 US Standard Atmosphere to the stratopause The Standard Atmosphere is defined as “a hypothetical vertical distribution of atmospheric temperature, pressure and density, which, by international ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering (Print) (2003)

by Dennis R. Heldman

In conjunction with low temperature and high humidity levels, controlled and modified atmosphere (CA and MA, respectively) imply the addition or removal of gases involved in the metabolism of the stored commodity. The oxygen (O2) is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Astrobiology (2011)

by Muriel Gargaud

For low-mass planets, or even Moon- to Mars-sized planetary embroys, a relatively small amount of gas may be gravitationally captured into a primitive atmosphere. The atmospheres of full-size terrestrial planets are then made up of a ...

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Small photo of Kamennoostrovsky prospect after the rain. Russia, St. Petersburg, the Petrograd side. Scan off the film.(Atmosphere of Leningrad)Small photo of Condensation trace, reactive track - visible trace emerging in atmosphere behind moving aircraft under certain atmospheric conditions against background of tree topsSmall photo of Sky blue or azure sky and clouds is bright white background. Everything lies above surface atmosphere outer space is sky. Cloud is aerosol comprising visible mass of liquid droplets frozen in air.Small photo of Sunset / sunrise with clouds, light rays and other atmospheric effect. sky, atmosphere, glow.Small photo of Azure sky or sky blue beautiful white clouds. Everything lies above surface Earth atmosphere and outer space is sky. Cloud is aerosol comprising visible mass of liquid droplets frozen crystals in airSmall photo of Sunny beach atmosphere zoomedSmall photo of Condensation trace, reactive track - visible trace emerging in atmosphere behind moving aircraft under certain atmospheric conditions against background of tree tops More...

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Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family. (Virginia Satir)
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Scrabble value of A1T1M3O1S1P3H4E1R1E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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