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sphere

noun

1 sphere

A particular environment or walk of life:
— His social sphere is limited.

synonyms: area, arena, domain, field, orbit.

Roget 249: rotundity; roundness etc. adj.; cylindricity; sphericity, spheroidity; globosity.    cylinder, cylindroid, cylindrical; barrel, drum; roll, ... show more

Roget 625: business, occupation, employment; pursuit etc. 622; what one is doing, what one is about; affair, concern, matter, case.    matter in hand, ... show more

Roget 247: circularity, roundness; rotundity etc. 249.    circle, circlet, ring, areola, hoop, roundlet, annulus, annulet, ... show more

Roget 26: degree, grade, extent, measure, amount, ratio, stint, standard, height, pitch; reach, amplitude, range, scope, ... show more

Roget 181: region, sphere, ground, soil, area, field, realm, hemisphere, quarter, district, beat, orb, circuit, circle; ... show more

Roget 180: space, extension, extent, superficial extent, expanse, stretch, hyperspace; room, scope, range, field, way, expansion, compass, ... show more

Dutch: domein, gebied, sfeer, terrein, veld, vlak



2 sphere

Any spherically shaped artifact.

Dutch: bol, bolletje

3 sphere

The geographical area in which one nation is very influential.

synonym: sphere of influence.

Dutch: bereik, invloedssfeer

4 sphere

A particular aspect of life or activity.

synonym: sector.

5 sphere

A solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses).

Dutch: bol
Polish: kula

6 sphere

A three-dimensional closed surface such that every point on the surface is equidistant from the center.

Dutch: bol, sfeer
Polish: sfera

7 sphere

The apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected.

synonyms: celestial sphere, empyrean, firmament, heavens, vault of heaven, welkin.

Roget 318: world, creation, nature, universe; earth, globe, wide world; cosmos; kosmos; terraqueous globe, sphere; macrocosm, megacosm; music of the spheres.    ... show more

Dutch: bol, firmament, hemelgewelf, omgeving, uitspansel
Polish: firmament, sfera, sfera niebieska


verb

Roget 249: render spherical etc. adj.; form into a sphere, sphere, roll into a ball; give rotundity etc. n.; round.   

Moby thesaurus: Aldebaran, Canicula, Dog Star, Hesper, Hesperus, Lucifer, North Star, Phosphor, Phosphorus, Polaris, Sirius, Venus, Vesper, academic discipline, academic specialty, acreage, agora, ambit, amphitheater, applied science ... show more.

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