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Equator meaning

equator - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. The imaginary great circle on the earth's surface, everywhere equally distant from the two poles, and dividing the earth's surface into two hemispheres.
  2. 2. The great circle of the celestial sphere, coincident with the plane of the earth's equator; -- so called because when the sun is in it, the days and nights are of equal length; hence called also the equinoctial, and on maps, globes, etc., the equinoctial line.
  3. 3. Great circle of the globe, midway between the poles.

equator - examples of usage

  1. Now, till we were to the north of the equator we sighted nothing; no, in all those days not a single sail ever hove into view to break the melancholy continuity of the sea- line. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  2. If this is not the very heart of the south pole you shall persuade me we are on the equator." - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  3. Mr. Wilks, still gloomy, ventured to doubt it, but cheered up and became almost bright when his visitor announced his intention of trying to smooth over matters for him at Equator Lodge. - "At Sunwich Port, Complete", W.W. Jacobs.
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