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Hemisphere meaning

hemisphere - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. A half sphere; one half of a sphere or globe, when divided by a plane passing through its center.
  2. 2. Half of the terrestrial globe, or a projection of the same in a map or picture.
  3. 3. The people who inhabit a hemisphere.

hemisphere - examples of usage

  1. Why this is so is somewhat puzzling, except that as speech is made up both of sound and of gesture, and our gestures are usually made with the right hand, it is not unreasonable to suppose that the speech centre should have grown up on that side of the brain which controls the right hand, which is, as you remember, the left hemisphere. - "A Handbook of Health", Woods Hutchinson.
  2. But meanwhile let us take up with hope and courage and enthusiasm the great hemisphere of human fate which lies within our grasp. - "Civics and Health", William H. Allen.
  3. I am told it is the second sized city in the Western Hemisphere- bigger than Chicago even. - "Epistles-from-Pap-Letters-from-the-man-known-as-The-Will-Rogers-of-Indiana", Durham, Andrew Everett.
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