What does hemisphere mean?

Definitions for hemisphereˈhɛm ɪˌsfɪər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hemisphere.

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. 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. Nikki Haley:

    Venezuela is an increasingly violent narco-state that threatens the region, the hemisphere, and the world.

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