Crossword clues for sphere
- A particular aspect of life or activity
- A particular environment or walk of life
- The geographical area in which one nation is very influential
- Body in outer space
- Area of influence
- Social stratum
- Baseball or softball
- Range of influence
- Baseball, e.g.
- Thelonious ___ Monk, memorable musician
- Globe or ball
- Earth or baseball
- You're on one now!
- Celestial music maker
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Sphere \Sphere\, n. [OE. spere, OF. espere, F. sph[`e]re, L. sphaera,. Gr. ??? a sphere, a ball.]
(Geom.) A body or space contained under a single surface, which in every part is equally distant from a point within called its center.
Hence, any globe or globular body, especially a celestial one, as the sun, a planet, or the earth.
Of celestial bodies, first the sun, A mighty sphere, he framed.
The apparent surface of the heavens, which is assumed to be spherical and everywhere equally distant, in which the heavenly bodies appear to have their places, and on which the various astronomical circles, as of right ascension and declination, the equator, ecliptic, etc., are conceived to be drawn; an ideal geometrical sphere, with the astronomical and geographical circles in their proper positions on it.
In ancient astronomy, one of the concentric and eccentric revolving spherical transparent shells in which the stars, sun, planets, and moon were supposed to be set, and by which they were carried, in such a manner as to produce their apparent motions.
(Logic) The extension of a general conception, or the totality of the individuals or species to which it may be applied.
Circuit or range of action, knowledge, or influence; compass; province; employment; place of existence.
To be called into a huge sphere, and not to be seen to move in 't.
Taking her out of the ordinary relations with humanity, and inclosing her in a sphere by herself.
Each in his hidden sphere of joy or woe Our hermit spirits dwell.
Rank; order of society; social positions.
An orbit, as of a star; a socket. [R.]
Armillary sphere, Crystalline sphere, Oblique sphere,. See under Armillary, Crystalline,.
Doctrine of the sphere, applications of the principles of spherical trigonometry to the properties and relations of the circles of the sphere, and the problems connected with them, in astronomy and geography, as to the latitudes and longitudes, distance and bearing, of places on the earth, and the right ascension and declination, altitude and azimuth, rising and setting, etc., of the heavenly bodies; spherical geometry.
Music of the spheres. See under Music.
Syn: Globe; orb; circle. See Globe.
Sphere \Sphere\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sphered; p. pr. & vb. n. Sphering.]
To place in a sphere, or among the spheres; to insphere.
The glorious planet Sol In noble eminence enthroned and sphered Amidst the other.
To form into roundness; to make spherical, or spheral; to perfect.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-15c., Latinized spelling of Middle English spere (c.1300) "cosmos; space, conceived as a hollow globe about the world," from Anglo-French espiere, Old French espere (13c., Modern French sphère), from Latin sphaera "globe, ball, celestial sphere" (Medieval Latin spera), from Greek sphaira "globe, ball, playing ball, terrestrial globe," of unknown origin.\n
\nFrom late 14c. in reference to any of the supposed concentric, transparent, hollow, crystalline globes of the cosmos believed to revolve around the earth and contain the planets and the fixed stars; the supposed harmonious sound they made rubbing against one another was the music of the spheres (late 14c.). Also from late 14c. as "a globe; object of spherical form, a ball," and the geometric sense "solid figure with all points equidistant from the center." Meaning "range of something, place or scene of activity" is first recorded c.1600 (as in sphere of influence, 1885, originally in reference to Anglo-German colonial rivalry in Africa).
n. 1 (context mathematics English) A regular three-dimensional object in which every cross-section is a circle; the figure described by the revolution of a circle about its diameter (from 14th c.). 2 A spherical physical object; a globe or ball. (from 14th c.) 3 (context astronomy now rare English) The apparent outer limit of space; the edge of the heavens, imagined as a hollow globe within which celestial bodies appear to be embedded. (from 14th c.) 4 (context historical astronomy mythology English) Any of the concentric hollow transparent globes formerly believed to rotate around the Earth, and which carried the heavenly body; there were originally believed to be eight, and later nine and ten; friction between them was thought to cause a harmonious sound (the ''music of the spheres''). (from 14th c.) 5 (context mythology English) An area of activity for a planet; or by extension, an area of influence for a god, hero etc. (from 14th c.) 6 (context figuratively English) The region in which something or someone is active; one's province, domain. (from 17th c.) 7 (context geometry English) The set of all points in three-dimensional Euclidean space (or ''n''-dimensional space, in topology) that are a fixed distance from a fixed point (from 20th c.). 8 (context logic English) The extension of a general conception, or the totality of the individuals or species to which it may be applied. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To place in a sphere, or among the spheres; to ensphere. 2 (context transitive English) To make round or spherical; to perfect.
any spherically shaped artifact
the geographical area in which one nation is very influential [syn: sphere of influence]
a particular aspect of life or activity; "he was helpless in an important sector of his life" [syn: sector]
a solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses)
a three-dimensional closed surface such that every point on the surface is equidistant from the center
Sphere is a novel written by author Michael Crichton that was published in 1987. The novel was adapted into the film Sphere in 1998.
The story follows Norman Johnson, a psychologist engaged by the United States Navy, who joins a team of scientists assembled to examine a spacecraft of unknown origin discovered on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The novel begins as a science fiction story but quickly transforms into a psychological thriller, developing into an exploration of the nature of the human imagination.
Sphere is a 1998 science fiction psychological thriller film directed and produced by Barry Levinson. It stars Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, and Samuel L. Jackson. Sphere was based on the 1987 novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. The film was released in the United States on February 13, 1998.
Sphere is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow.
"Untitled for Vasteras" is a recreation of a live set performed at the Perspectives jazz festival in Västerås, Sweden in October 2004. The original live recording appears on Houjoue as "Rising Sun".
The cover photo was taken in the lobby of the Daily News Building in New York City.
Sphere were an American jazz ensemble which began as a tribute to pianist/composer Thelonious Monk, whose middle name was "Sphere".
The band initially consisting of Monk's longtime tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse, pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Buster Williams, and Monk's former drummer Ben Riley. Saxophonist Gary Bartz assumed Rouse's place after his death in 1988.
A sphere (from Greek σφαῖρα — sphaira, "globe, ball") is a perfectly round geometrical object in three-dimensional space that is the surface of a completely round ball, (viz., analogous to a circular object in two dimensions). Like a circle, which geometrically is a two-dimensional object, a sphere is defined mathematically as the set of points that are all at the same distance from a given point, but in three-dimensional space. This distance is the radius of the ball, and the given point is the center of the mathematical ball. The longest straight line through the ball, connecting two points of the sphere, passes through the center and its length is thus twice the radius; it is a diameter of the ball.
While outside mathematics the terms "sphere" and "ball" are sometimes used interchangeably, in mathematics a distinction is made between the sphere (a two-dimensional closed surface embedded in three-dimensional Euclidean space) and the ball (a three-dimensional shape that includes the sphere as well as everything inside the sphere). The ball and the sphere share the same radius, diameter, and center.
Sphere was a blog search engine. The Sphere search engine delivered blog posts based on algorithms that combine semantic matching with authority factors to deliver results relevant to the search query.
Sphere also organized bloggers by topic.
Sphere had a variety of content distribution venues among major publishers where blog results from Sphere were presented, contextually, within news stories or other content.
Sphere was founded by Tony Conrad, CEO, Martin Remy, CTO, Steve Nieker, CIO and Toni Schneider, Advisor. The company was based in San Francisco, CA.
In April, 2008, Sphere was acquired by AOL to be operated as a wholly owned subsidiary.
In 2010, Sphere was merged into AOL News.
'Sphere ' is a British animated short film created in 2013 by Aardman Animations for the University of Bristol and the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute. It was directed by Richard Webber.
Sphere is the name of the following musical groups:
- Sphere (American band)
- Sphere (Japanese band)
- Sphere (Polish band)
Sphere is a J-pop idol unit made up of voice actresses who are all managed by Sony Music Entertainment's Music Ray'n subdivision, under the Lantis music label GloryHeaven. The group debuted in April 2009 releasing their first single "Future Stream", which was followed up with the June 2009 release of "Dangerous Girls" theme used in the opening animation of the PlayStation Portable game "Ken to Mahou Gakuen Mono 2" (known in the US as "Class of Heroes 2"). As all four are voice actresses, their music is frequently featured as theme songs to a variety of anime series, including First Love Limited, Sora no Manimani, Demon King Daimao, Asobi ni iku yo! and Ryūgajō Nanana no Maizōkin. The group features in the anime Natsuiro Kiseki, in which every member has a role as the four main characters.
Sphere is a Polish brutal death metal act, rooted in an old school death metal. Established in Warsaw, Poland in 2002, with Bolek (guit), Val (guit), Th0rn (dr) and Jasiek (voc) as the original members. In 2004, after several line-up changes, the band released a '' Spiritual Dope '' demo.
In 2005, Analripper, known also from death/grind Pyorrhoea, joined the band as the vocalist.
On 20 January 2007, the band debuted with the Damned Souls Rituals LP, released through Empire Records. The album was recorded in Zed Studio, Olkusz, Poland and was spread out in 5000 copies.
Three years later, in 2010 Sphere entered '' Zed Studio '' again to record their second album. The Homo Hereticus was released by Masterful Records on 10 February 2012. The music stemmed from death metal origin yet was enriched with fresh groovy ideas. For the next two years the band played a number of concerts including the ones with bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Cryptopsy, Vital Remains, Obituary, and Disgorge. In the meantime other personnel changes took place and in July 2014, including: Th0rn – drums, Diego – guitars, Beton – bass, Iron – guitars, Dawidek – vocals, Sphere recorded the material for their third Mindless Mass LP. The whole recording process was supervised by Filip 'Heinrich' Hałucha and done in Sound Division Studio, Warsaw, Poland. Guest solo part to the Leash track was recorded by Jacek Hiro. Shortly afterwards Iron decided to leave the band, replaced by an Artur 'Xan' Grabarczyk.
Mindless Mass has been released as the CD under the wings of Deformeathig Production on 19th of June 2015 roku. It is being promoted by a Society Foetus videoclip.
Usage examples of "sphere".
Of the dark world, ten thousand spheres diffuse Their lustre through its adamantine gates.
Pax or Ouster or Aenean elements without considering that we would meet up with humansor former humanssome eight thousand light-years outside the known sphere of human space.
The explosive burst into a sphere of energy, blowing the aft superstructure of the destroyer into the sky, vaporizing much of the aluminum framing and bulkheads above.
LL LLJ Alec and Micum were halfway to the Oreska House when a tiny message sphere winked into being in front of them.
This is no common case--it is a madness out of time and a horror from beyond the spheres which no police or lawyers or courts or alienists could ever fathom or grapple with.
This is no common case - it is a madness out of time and a horror from beyond the spheres which no police or lawyers or courts or alienists could ever fathom or grapple with.
Whereas Ruskin throws out a multitude of aphoristic utterances about many different aspects of nature, which will provide us with further starting-points for our own observation and thought, Howard is concerned with a single sphere of phenomena, that of cloud formation.
This development was secret however, and the wealth of its power was given over solely to TwoPi, the most numerous and advanced of the Hives, and to Arachno Buckminster Mouze, a physicist - if such a term could encompass as many spheres of hard science as could be imagined.
The beans, massive, mottled spheres a little larger than his fist, were stored in open boxes, protected by their hard rinds, but they, too, showed both an abundance of ascorbic acid and a complete absence of anything that might block its uptake.
I feel, however, that in view of the expansion and the growing importance of the administrative sphere of the Cause, the general sentiments and tendencies prevailing among the friends, and the signs of increasing interdependence among the National Spiritual Assemblies throughout the world, the assembled accredited representatives of the American believers should exercise not only the vital and responsible right of electing the National Assembly, but should also fulfill the functions of an enlightened, consultative and cooperative body that will enrich the experience, enhance the prestige, support the authority, and assist the deliberations of the National Spiritual Assembly.
In the sphere of Society, opposing the chaos of atomism, feminism, disintegration of home and family, race-suicide, and universal decadence, arose the idea of race-ascendancy, fertility, the preservation and integration of society, the return to social health.
Soul is moved by the higher which, besides encircling and supporting it, actually resides in whatsoever part of it has thrust upwards and attained the spheres.
The lower Soul is moved by the higher which, besides encircling and supporting it, actually resides in whatsoever part of it has thrust upwards and attained the spheres.
Despite the heat of the coals held in the hollow metal sphere, and being squeezed between the tall, comfortingly solid forms of Uncle Michel and Brother Aumery, she was still cold.
The Indeterminate in the Intellectual Realm, where there is truer being, might almost be called merely an Image of Indefiniteness: in this lower Sphere where there is less Being, where there is a refusal of the Authentic, and an adoption of the Image-Kind, Indefiniteness is more authentically indefinite.