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sphere

sphere

 
 
pronunciation:
sfir
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a round, three-dimensional geometric figure in which every point on the surface is an equal distance from the center.
How do you find the volume of a sphere?The shape of the Earth is nearly the shape of a sphere.
 
definition 2: any body or object that has a shape that resembles this.
He swung the bat and sent the sphere flying over the fence.
synonyms:
ball, globe, orb
similar words:
round
definition 3: a heavenly body, such as a planet or star.
On a clear night, we can often see the sphere that is Venus.
similar words:
globe, world
definition 4: a field, area, or domain that someone or something occupies or in which someone has knowledge, influence, or the like.
Their social sphere included struggling writers, artists, and musicians.Making speeches is not within my sphere of competence.
synonyms:
area, class, domain, field, orbit, rank
similar words:
arena, circle, metier, realm, region, scene
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sphered, spheres, sphering
definition 1: to form into a sphere.
synonyms:
ball, round
similar words:
orb, roll
definition 2: to put or encompass in, or as if in, a sphere.
similar words:
circumscribe, encompass
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