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Definitions of sphere

  1. To place in a sphere; make spherical; encircle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To form into roundness. A right sphere, a sphere whose poles are in the horizon; a parallel sphere, one whose poles are in the zenith and nadir; an oblique sphere, one in any other position. Armillary sphere, see Armillary. Projection of the sphere, see Projection. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. any spherically shaped artifact Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the geographical area in which one nation is very influential Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. A body or space contained under a single surface, which in every part is equally distant from a point within called its center. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Hence, any globe or globular body, especially a celestial one, as the sun, a planet, or the earth. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The apparent surface of the heavens, which is assumed to be spherical and everywhere equally distant, in which the heavenly bodies appear to have their places, and on which the various astronomical circles, as of right ascension and declination, the equator, ecliptic, etc., are conceived to be drawn; an ideal geometrical sphere, with the astronomical and geographical circles in their proper positions on it. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. In ancient astronomy, one of the concentric and eccentric revolving spherical transparent shells in which the stars, sun, planets, and moon were supposed to be set, and by which they were carried, in such a manner as to produce their apparent motions. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. The extension of a general conception, or the totality of the individuals or species to which it may be applied. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Circuit or range of action, knowledge, or influence; compass; province; employment; place of existence. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Rank; order of society; social positions. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. An orbit, as of a star; a socket. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To place in a sphere, or among the spheres; to insphere. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To form into roundness; to make spherical, or spheral; to perfect. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. A solid body bounded by a single surface, whose every point is equally distant from a point within called its center; a globe or globelike body; the shape or extent of the heavens; extent or range of knowledge, influence, action, etc.; as, to seek a wider sphere for one's abilities; province; place of existence; social position. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. A ball or globe: an orb: circuit of motion: province or duty: rank: (geom.) a surface every point of which is equidistant from one and the same point, called the centre. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. A globe; planet; circuit; province; rank. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. A solid every part of whose surface is equidistant from a point within called the center; a globe; planet; star. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Field of action, influence, or existence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A solid body contained under a single surface, each point in which is equidistant from a central point; an orb or globe of the mundane system; an orbicular body representing the earth or the heavens; circuit; orbit; the vast orbicular expanse in which the heavenly orbs appear; circuit of action, knowledge, or influence; compass; province; employment; order of society. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. The vast concave or expanse of the heavens; a globe; a celestial orb; any round solid body; employment; rank; circuit of action, knowledge, or influence. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for sphere

  1. Sometimes I must confess I have wondered whether it would be in this world or the next- and I didn't want it in some other sphere but here in the old world, among the scenes and sights he loved. – East of the Shadows by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
  2. Every word she said lay absolutely within her sphere as a nurse. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
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