What does hemisphere mean?

Definitions for hemisphereˈhɛm ɪˌsfɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hemisphere(noun)

    half of the terrestrial globe

  2. hemisphere(noun)

    half of a sphere

  3. hemisphere, cerebral hemisphere(noun)

    either half of the cerebrum


  1. hemisphere(Noun)

    , Half of the celestial sphere, as divided by either the ecliptic or the celestial equator .

  2. hemisphere(Noun)

    A realm or domain of activity .

  3. hemisphere(Noun)

    Half of the Earth, such as the Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Western Hemisphere or Eastern Hemisphere, Land Hemisphere, Water Hemisphere etc. .

  4. hemisphere(Noun)

    Any half-sphere, formed by a plane intersecting the center of a sphere. .

  5. hemisphere(Noun)

    A map or projection of a celestial or terrestrial hemisphere .

  6. hemisphere(Noun)

    Either of the two halves of the cerebrum. .

  7. Origin: From hemisphaerium, from ἡμισφαίριον, from ἡμι- + σφαῖρα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hemisphere(noun)

    a half sphere; one half of a sphere or globe, when divided by a plane passing through its center

  2. Hemisphere(noun)

    half of the terrestrial globe, or a projection of the same in a map or picture

  3. Hemisphere(noun)

    the people who inhabit a hemisphere

  4. Origin: [L. hemisphaerium, Gr. ; half = sphere: cf. F. hmisphre. See Hemi-, and Sphere.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hemisphere

    hem′i-sfēr, n. a half-sphere: half of the globe or a map of it.—adjs. Hemispher′ic, -al.—n. Hemisphē′roid, the half of a spheroid.—adj. Hemispheroi′dal.—Eastern and Western hemispheres, the eastern and western halves of the terrestrial globe, the former including Europe, Asia, and Africa; the latter, the Americas. [Gr. hēmisphairionhēmi-, half, sphaira, a sphere.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hemisphere' in Nouns Frequency: #2961


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hemisphere in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hemisphere in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Paolo Gabrielli:

    Until now, what we knew about pre-industrial atmospheric pollution was limited to the Northern Hemisphere.

  2. World Meteorological Organization:

    What is particularly unusual and alarming this year are the high temperatures of vast areas of the ocean surface, including in the Northern Hemisphere.

  3. Barack Obama:

    Today, America chooses to cut loose the shackles of the past, so as to reach for a better future for the Cuban people, for the American people, for our entire hemisphere and for the world.

  4. Robert Menendez:

    Governments in our hemisphere and throughout the world must stand in solidarity with the citizens of Venezuela by denying Venezuelan officials involved in human rights violations entry into their countries and access to their financial systems.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    On every June 21, the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, I remember this unforgettable line from Albert Camus: 'In the depth of Winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible Summer.' It's true that we often discover our true strength only during the most challenging phases of life. We must keep alive and rekindled that divine spark of Stregth that is always within us, invincible and indestructible, as we welcome Summer on June 21 every year.

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