What does the word longitude mean?

Usage examples for longitude

  1. On the afternoon of the eighteenth day out from Plymouth, the fleet being at the time in latitude 32 degrees North, longitude 44 degrees 30 minutes West, or about half- way to Jamaica, the wind fell light; the sky, which had hitherto been clear, became overcast, heavy masses of dark, thunderous cloud slowly gathering in the south- western quarter and gradually spreading athwart the sky until the whole of the visible heavens were obscured. – The Voyage of the Aurora by Harry Collingwood
  2. It is the only one that has been able to disregard latitude and longitude, and to address and guide condition of civilization and modes of life quite unlike those of its origin. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren