American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

Author: Noah Webster



ATLAN’TIDES, n. A name given to the Pleiades or seven stars, which were feigned to be the daughters of Atlas, a king of Mauritania, or of his brother, Hesperus, who were translated to heaven.

ATLAN’TIS, n. A fictitious philosophical commonwealth of Lord Bacon, or the piece describing it; composed in the manner of More’s Utopia, and Campanella’s City of the Sun. One part of the work is finished, in which the author has described a college, founded for the study of Nature, under the name of Solomon’s House. The model of a commonwealth was never executed.