Examples from the Web for equator
Yasuni Natonal Park, where the equator meets the Andes, is famed for its fabulous variety of plants and animals.The Rio+20 Conference Went From Good Intentions to the To-Do List From Hell|Mac Margolis|June 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
An orbit near the equator was important for a variety of reasons.
Those storms kicked up in the collision zone around the equator spin westward off the coast of Cape Verde.
And yet the trees are cultivated in every country within 15 degrees of the Equator, so a virtual cocoa belt encircles the globe.
Every land is considered with reference to the fatherland, other known lands, the equator, and the poles.The School System of Norway|David Allen Anderson
There are temperature-regions south as well as north of the equator.Evolution|Joseph Le Conte
In the end of June the ships passed the equator, and scurvy made its customary appearance among the men.The Golden Book of the Dutch Navigators|Hendrik Willem van Loon
That part of the mechanism which represents the equator and the zodiac is calculated to make one revolution in 25,000 years.Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol II|Edward Luther Stevenson
At the equator the sun was supposed in every hour to traverse a distance of thirty stadia.The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)|Max Duncker
British Dictionary definitions for equator
Word Origin for equator
Word Origin and History for equator
late 14c., from Medieval Latin aequator diei et noctis "equalizer of day and night" (when the sun is on the celestial equator, twice annually, day and night are of equal length), agent noun from Latin aequare "make equal" (see equate). Sense of "celestial equator" is earliest, extension to "terrestrial line midway between the poles" first recorded in English 1610s.