Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tropic

1 sense of tropic

Sense 1
tropic -- (either of two parallels of latitude about 23.5 degrees to the north and south of the equator representing the points farthest north and south at which the sun can shine directly overhead and constituting the boundaries of the Torrid Zone or tropics)
       => latitude, line of latitude, parallel of latitude, parallel -- (an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator)

Antonyms of adj tropic

2 senses of tropic

Sense 1
tropical, tropic -- (relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator); "tropical islands"; "tropical fruit")

INDIRECT (VIA equatorial) -> polar -- (of or existing at or near a geographical pole or within the Arctic or Antarctic Circles; "polar regions")

Sense 2
tropical, tropic -- (of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics; "tropical weather")

INDIRECT (VIA hot) -> cold -- (having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration; "a cold climate"; "a cold room"; "dinner has gotten cold"; "cold fingers"; "if you are cold, turn up the heat"; "a cold beer")

Similarity of adj tropic

2 senses of tropic

Sense 1
tropical, tropic -- (relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator); "tropical islands"; "tropical fruit")
       => equatorial (vs. polar) -- (of or existing at or near the geographic equator; "equatorial Africa")

Sense 2
tropical, tropic -- (of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics; "tropical weather")
       => hot (vs. cold) -- (used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead")

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