Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

Distance northward or southward from the equator; range; scope.

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Usage examples "latitude":

  1. This flying season lasts in the latitude of Washington from the end of April to the middle of June, but favorable days are not of frequent occurrence, since a peculiar combination of atmospheric conditions appears to be necessary to induce the Coleoptera to fly about in great numbers. - "Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects", C. V. Riley.
  2. In the meantime the hero of our story- if such a term by any latitude of meaning can be applied to one whose folly had brought him into such a prosaic and miserable plight- still lay in a heavy stupor on the lounge where Pat had thrown his form, that had been as limp and helpless as if it had become a mere body without a soul. - "A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century", E. P. Roe.
  3. On the 15th, believing that we could not possibly reach a port, we stood to the northward and kept in the latitude of Jamaica, hoping thus to fall in with a fleet of merchantmen under convoy of some ships of war, which we knew were to sail from Jamaica about that time. - "Hurricane Hurry", W.H.G. Kingston.