What does the word atmosphere mean?

Usage examples for atmosphere

  1. " It's the atmosphere of crime," said he. – Ashton-Kirk, Investigator by John T. McIntyre
  2. When the thing was made plain, there came into the atmosphere a peculiar quality. – A Second Coming by Richard Marsh
  3. As Esther learned to know him better, she found that he was suffering from over- work and responsibility, and that the painters' gallery was a sort of refuge, where he escaped from care, for an entire change of atmosphere and thought. – Esther by Henry Adams