HyperDic: sphere

English > 7 senses of the word sphere:
NOUNstatesphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arenaa particular environment or walk of life
artifactsphereany spherically shaped artifact
locationsphere, sphere of influencethe geographical area in which one nation is very influential
cognitionsphere, sectora particular aspect of life or activity
shapespherea solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses)
shapespherea three-dimensional closed surface such that every point on the surface is equidistant from the center
locationsphere, celestial sphere, empyrean, firmament, heavens, vault of heaven, welkinthe apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected
sphere > pronunciation
Soundssfih'r
Rhymesacyclovir ... zaire / Zaire: 93 rhymes with ihr...
English > sphere: 7 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA particular environment or walk of life.
Example"his social sphere is limited"
Synonymsdomain, area, orbit, field, arena
NarrowerdistaffThe sphere of work by women
frontA sphere of activity involving effort
kingdom, land, realmA domain in which something is dominant
lapAn area of control or responsibility
political arena, political sphereA sphere of intense political activity
preserveA domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone
province, responsibilityThe proper sphere or extent of your activities
BroaderenvironmentThe totality of surrounding conditions
Spanishámbito, área, campo, dominio, esfera, órbita, terreno
Catalanàmbit, camp, domini, esfera, òrbita
English > sphere: 7 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAny spherically shaped artifact.
NarrowerglobeA sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented
Broaderartifact, artefactA man-made object taken as a whole
Spanishesfera
Catalanesfera
Adjectivesspheric, sphericalhaving the shape of a sphere or ball
sphericalof or relating to spheres / spheres / spheres or resembling a sphere / sphere / sphere
English > sphere: 7 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningThe geographical area in which one nation is very influential.
Synonymsphere of influence
Broadergeographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic regionA demarcated area of the Earth
Spanishesfera de influencia
Catalanesfera d'influència
English > sphere: 7 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningA particular aspect of life or activity.
Synonymsector
NarrowerdepartmentA specialized sphere of knowledge
Broaderaspect, facetA distinct / distinct feature or element in a problem
Spanishámbito, campo, esfera, sector
Catalanàmbit, camp, esfera, sector
English > sphere: 7 senses > noun 5, shape
MeaningA solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses).
Narrowerball, globe, orbAn object with a spherical shape
conglomeration, conglobationA rounded spherical form
drop, bead, pearlA shape that is spherical and small
Broaderround shapeA shape that is curved and without sharp angles
Spanishbola, esfera, pelota
Catalanesfera, pilota
Adjectivesnonsphericalnot spherical
spherichaving the shape of a sphere or ball
sphericalof or relating to spheres / spheres / spheres or resembling a sphere / sphere / sphere
English > sphere: 7 senses > noun 6, shape
MeaningA three-dimensional closed surface such that every point on the surface is equidistant from the center.
Partssteradian, srThe unit of solid angle adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
Broaderround shapeA shape that is curved and without sharp angles
Spanishesfera
Catalanesfera
Adjectivesspheric, sphericalhaving the shape of a sphere or ball
English > sphere: 7 senses > noun 7, location
MeaningThe apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected.
Synonymscelestial sphere, empyrean, firmament, heavens, vault of heaven, welkin
Partsapex, solar apex, apex of the sun's wayThe point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars
celestial pointA point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere)
nadirThe point below the observer that is directly opposite the zenith on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
zenithThe point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
zodiacA belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic
BroadersurfaceThe extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
Spanishbóveda celeste, cielo, cielos, empíreo, esfera celeste, esfera, firmamento
Catalancel, esfera celeste, esfera, firmament, volta del cel

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