Part of speech: noun

The mass of gases, chiefly air, surrounding the earth or any heavenly body; any surrounding element or influence; environment.

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Usage examples "atmosphere":

  1. " It's the atmosphere of crime," said he. - "Ashton-Kirk, Investigator", John T. McIntyre.
  2. When the thing was made plain, there came into the atmosphere a peculiar quality. - "A Second Coming", 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", Henry Adams.