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.]

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. Jeb Bush:

    And, given Florida's footprint in the Western Hemisphere.

  2. Bill Withers:

    This has got to be the biggest AA meeting [in the] Western hemisphere.

  3. Irvin Feld:

    We have the largest and only sustainable herd of Asian elephants in the Western Hemisphere.

  4. Paolo Gabrielli:

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

  5. Claudio Maierovitch:

    It was too early, there are so many other viral possibilities and Zika had never been seen in this hemisphere.

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