Origin of hemisphere
Examples from the Web for hemisphere
The optimism across the hemisphere was obvious, but many challenges remain.Venezuela Says Goodbye to Its Lil Friend, While the Rest of the Continent Cheers|Catalina Lobo-Guererro|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Polio, for example, has been eradicated in the Western hemisphere thanks to a vigorous international immunization program.Thanks to Anti-Vaxxers, Mumps Are Back. What’s Next?|Russell Saunders|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And while important for the world stage, the nations of the hemisphere are doubly so for the United States.
Inflation, now pushing 28 percent, is the worst in the hemisphere.After Chavez, Does 21st-Century Socialism Have a Future?|Mac Margolis|April 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And as long as oil is flowing, Chávez will continue to the pump the Bolivarian dream across the hemisphere.After the Presidential Election, a Tough Road for Hugo Chávez|Mac Margolis|October 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Across a hemisphere Jack Meredith was a stronger influence in her life than Oscard.With Edged Tools|Henry Seton Merriman
There is not the slightest danger that any European tyrant will attempt to enslave the weak republics of this hemisphere.South America Observations and Impressions|James Bryce
His bones lie buried in the Western hemisphere, which his intrepidity revealed to an astonished world.Old Quebec|Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan
The future, ladies and gentlemen, is going to be very different for this hemisphere from the past.President Wilson's Addresses|Woodrow Wilson
It would be easy to show the use made of them in the West Indies, and in the southern part of our hemisphere.The Indian in his Wigwam|Henry R. Schoolcraft
British Dictionary definitions for hemisphere
- half of the terrestrial globe, divided into northern and southern hemispheres by the equator or into eastern and western hemispheres by some meridians, usually 0° and 180°
- a map or projection of one of the hemispheres
Word Origin and History for hemisphere
late 14c., hemysperie, in reference to the celestial sphere, from Latin hemisphaerium, from Greek hemisphairion, from hemi- "half" (see hemi-) + sphaira "sphere" (see sphere). Spelling reformed 16c. Of the Earth, from 1550s; of the brain, 1804.
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Any half of the Earth's surface.