What does the word latitude mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by W.H.G. Kingston