What does the word hemisphere mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A half- sphere.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Hemispheric, hemispherical.

Usage examples for hemisphere

  1. Redworth was in America, engaged in carving up that hemisphere. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. There are more than 6, 000 double stars in the northern hemisphere, in a large proportion of which the angle of position and distance between the two stars have been measured, and Sir John determined, in the same manner, 1081 in the southern hemisphere, and I believe many additions have been made to them since that time. – Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville by Mary Somerville
  3. Then began that foul commerce which was another black stain on the history of Spanish colonization of the western hemisphere. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White