What does Geography mean?

Definitions for Geography
dʒiˈɒg rə fige·og·ra·phy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. geography, geographicsnoun

    study of the earth's surface; includes people's responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation


  1. geographynoun

    The study of the physical structure and inhabitants of the Earth.

  2. geographynoun

    The physical structure of a particular region; terrain.

  3. Etymology: Via and, from γεωγραφία, from γῆ + γράφω.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Geographynoun

    Geography in a strict sense, signifies the knowledge of the circles of the earthly globe, and the situation of the various parts of the earth. When it is taken in a little larger sense, it includes the knowledge of the seas also; and in the largest sense of all, it extends to the various customs, habits, and governments of nations. Isaac Watts

    Etymology: γῆ and γράφω; geographie, Fr.

    Olympus is extolled by the Greeks as attaining unto heaven; but geography makes slight account hereof, when they discourse of Andes or Teneriff. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. vi.

    According to ancient fables the Argonauts sailed up the Danube, and from thence passed into the Adriatick, carrying their ships upon their shoulders: a mark of great ignorance in geography. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.


  1. Geography

    Geography (from Greek: γεωγραφία, geographia. Combination of Greek words ‘Geo’ (The Earth) and ‘Graphien’ (to describe), literally "earth description") is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of Earth. The first recorded use of the word γεωγραφία was as a title of a book by Greek scholar Eratosthenes (276–194 BC). Geography is an all-encompassing discipline that seeks an understanding of Earth and its human and natural complexities—not merely where objects are, but also how they have changed and come to be. While geography is specific to Earth, many concepts can be applied more broadly to other celestial bodies in the field of planetary science. One such concept, the first law of geography, proposed by Waldo Tobler, is "everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things." Geography has been called "the world discipline" and "the bridge between the human and the physical sciences."


  1. geography

    Geography is the scientific study of the Earth's landscapes, environments, and the places and relationships between people and their environments. It involves understanding the physical aspects of the Earth like landforms, climates, soils, and vegetation, as well as human aspects such as population, culture, urban development, and migration.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Geographynoun

    the science which treats of the world and its inhabitants; a description of the earth, or a portion of the earth, including its structure, fetures, products, political divisions, and the people by whom it is inhabited

  2. Geographynoun

    a treatise on this science

  3. Etymology: [F. gographie, l. geographia, fr. Gr. ; ge`a, gh^, the earth + description, fr. to write, describe. See Graphic.]


  1. Geography

    Geography is the science that studies the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of the Earth. A literal translation would be "to describe or write about the Earth". The first person to use the word "geography" was Eratosthenes. Four historical traditions in geographical research are the spatial analysis of the natural and the human phenomena, the area studies, the study of the man-land relationship, and the research in the earth sciences. Nonetheless, the modern geography is an all-encompassing discipline that foremost seeks to understand the Earth and all of its human and natural complexities—not merely where objects are, but how they have changed and come to be. Geography has been called "the world discipline" and "the bridge between the human and the physical science". Geography is divided into two main branches: the human geography and the physical geography.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Geography

    je-og′ra-fi, n. the science which describes the surface of the earth and its inhabitants: a book containing a description of the earth.—n. Geog′rapher.—adjs. Geograph′ic, -al, relating to geography.—adv. Geograph′ically.—Geographical distribution (see Distribution).—Descriptive geography, that part of geography which consists in a statement of facts; Historical geography, that part of geography which investigates the changes which have occurred in the governmental control of territory; Physical geography (see Physical); Political geography, geography that gives an account of the different communities of mankind. [Fr.,—L.,—Gr. geōgraphia, the earth, graphē, a description—graphein, to write.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Geography

    The science dealing with the earth and its life, especially the description of land, sea, and air and the distribution of plant and animal life, including humanity and human industries with reference to the mutual relations of these elements. (From Webster, 3d ed)

Editors Contribution

  1. geography

    The subject or science of the earth and the features of the earth.

    Geography is interesting subject and has many facets to it.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Geography' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4824

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Geography' in Nouns Frequency: #2126

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Geography in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Geography in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Geography in a Sentence

  1. James A. Garfield:

    History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning; its two eyes are geography and chronology.

  2. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder. (To Canadian Parliament)

  3. Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine:

    Using a 13-year-old authorization crafted in different times for a different circumstance under a different administration for a different bit of geography with the support of a vastly different Congress to justify a new war 13 years later is the not the way that the nation should make the grave decision about whether to go to war.

  4. Thomas Herzfeld:

    Geography plays a large part in it; certainly agricultural states in the Midwest are all for it, i just think the toothpaste has come out of the tube.

  5. Jim Kerr:

    The issues are always the same. Racism, war, poverty, the geography changes. OK, apartheid ended, it was great to see that end for us ... It was great to see the Berlin Wall come down, (These were) amazing things that we never thought we'd see in our lives ... but the subjects about walls, again, it (still) features on the news ... I still think the songs can be symbolic outside of the actual geography and time.

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