Equator

Double click on any word to get a popup explanation of the word and sample sentences
Dictionary | Wikipedia | Synonyms | Quotation | News

Equator Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • an imaginary line around the Earth forming the great circle that is equidistant from the north and south poles; "the equator is the boundary between the northern and southern hemispheres"
  • a circle dividing a sphere or other surface into two usually equal and symmetrical parts

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • an imaginary line around the Earth forming the great circle that is equidistant from the north and south poles; "the equator is the boundary between the northern and southern hemispheres" ,
  • a circle dividing a sphere or other surface into two usually equal and symmetrical parts

Would you like to add your own explaination to this word 'Equator'?

Equator Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The equator is a line which is not real drawn around a sphere or planet, such as the Earth. It is one of the lines known as a line of latitude, or circle of latitude. The name "equator" is Latin language and means "even-maker"; at equator the day and night are exactly the same length around the year.

The equator is halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole. There, the surface of the planet is parallel to the axis of rotation. The equator divides the surface into the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere.

Unlike the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere, countries around the equator do not experience the four seasons, and the climate is usually very humid.



Words and phrases related to 'Equator'



'Equator' example sentence in quotations


* One day one of my little nephews came up to me and asked me if the equator was a real line that went around the Earth, or just an imaginary one. I had to laugh. Laugh and laugh. Because I didn't know, and I thought that maybe by laughing he would forget what he asked me. - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts


Click here for more related quotations on 'Equator'

Equator Sample Sentences in News


  • Autumn Equinox 2014: Interesting Facts About the Celestial Event
    Today marks the annual autumn equinox, which falls on 23 September, when the sun is directly in line with Earth's celestial equator, or the equator projected on to the sky. Read more on this news related to 'Equator'
  • 2014 Equator Prize Awards Ceremony
    Mary Robinson with Equator Prize winning representative from Indigenous Organizations. Read more on this news related to 'Equator'
  • Longer nights ahead
    Nights will be longer after the autumnal equinox takes place today. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the length of day and night is equal during the autumnal equinox. “Hence, thereafter, Philippine nights will be longer as the sun moves below the celestial equator toward the southern hemisphere,” PA Read more on this news related to 'Equator'

Want to be famous? Add your definition to the meaning of 'Equator'


Search for more meaning of 'Equator' on the web