Loading...

American Dictionary of the English Language

Dictionary Search

Atlantis


ATLAN'TIS, noun An isle mentioned by the ancients, situated west of Gades, or Cadiz, on the strait of Gibraltar. The poets mention two isles and call them Hesperides, western isles, and Elysian fields. Authors are not agreed whether these isles were the Canaries, or some other isles, or the continent of America.