\sfˈi͡ə], \sfˈiə], \s_f_ˈiə]\
Definitions of SPHERE
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
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.
By Oddity Software
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.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
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.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
n. [Latin] A body contained under a single surface, which, in every part, is equally distant from a point within, called the centre ; a globe ; an orb ; - any of the orbicular bodies in the mundane system, as sun, moon planet, star, &c.;-circuit of motion; revolution; orbit;-the concave, expanse of the heavens; - a representation of the earth on the surface of a globe; an orbicular body representing the earth or the heavens;-individual place or position in life or in society ; centre or province of active agency or of passive influence ;- right or suitable place for action or influence;-compass or range, as of knowledge, &c.; also, particular department or branch, as of information, &c. ;- station ; post ; employment.
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