atmosphere
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈæt.məsˌfɪə(ɹ)/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈætməsˌfɪɹ/
Noun

atmosphere (plural atmospheres)

  1. The gases surrounding the Earth or any astronomical body.
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  2. The air in a particular place.
    • 1913, Mrs. [Marie] Belloc Lowndes, chapter I, in The Lodger, London: Methuen, OCLC 7780546 ↗; republished in Novels of Mystery: The Lodger; The Story of Ivy; What Really Happened, New York, N.Y.: Longmans, Green and Co., […], [1933], OCLC 2666860 ↗, page 0016 ↗:
      Thus the red damask curtains which now shut out the fog-laden, drizzling atmosphere of the Marylebone Road, had cost a mere song, and yet they might have been warranted to last another thirty years. A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; […].
  3. (figuratively) The apparent mood felt in an environment.
    Synonyms: air, ambiance, feeling, mood
  4. A unit of measurement for pressure equal to 101325 Pa (symbol: atm)
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