- 1. the western part of the terrestrial globe, including North and South America, their islands, and the surrounding waters.2. that half of the earth traversed in passing westward from the prime meridian to 180° longitude.
* * *Part of Earth comprising North and South America and the surrounding waters.Longitudes 20° W and 160° E are often considered its boundaries.
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Western Hemisphere — the Western Hemisphere the half of the Earth that includes the Americas and the Caribbean … Dictionary of contemporary English
Western Hemisphere — that half of the earth which includes North & South America … English World dictionary
Western Hemisphere — The Western Hemisphere, also Western hemisphere [ Oxford Dictionary of English , 2nd ed., rev. 2006. London, UK: Oxford University Press, p. 2001.] or western hemisphere, [ [http://www.m w.com/dictionary/western%20hemisphere Merriam Webster s… … Wikipedia
Western Hemisphere — western half of the globe, hemisphere which includes North and South America … English contemporary dictionary
western hemisphere — noun the hemisphere that includes North America and South America (Freq. 3) • Syn: ↑occident, ↑New World • Hypernyms: ↑hemisphere • Part Meronyms: ↑North America, ↑South America … Useful english dictionary
Western Hemisphere — noun a) The hemisphere of the Earth to the west of the Greenwich Meridian (zero degree longitude) and east of 180 degrees longitude (approximately the International Date Line). b) The Americas … Wiktionary
Western Hemisphere — /wɛstən ˈhɛməsfɪə/ (say westuhn hemuhsfear) noun 1. a hemisphere of the earth cut along a meridian so chosen as to include all of North and South America, but no part of any other continent. 2. that half of the earth traversed in passing… … Australian English dictionary
western hemisphere — noun Usage: often capitalized W&H Date: 1624 the half of the earth comprising North and South America and surrounding waters … New Collegiate Dictionary
Western Hemisphere — half of the world containing North America, South America, and associated islands … Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games
Western Hemisphere — West′ern Hem′isphere n. 1) geg the part of the globe west of the Atlantic, including North and South America, their islands, and the surrounding waters 2) geo that half of the earth traversed in passing westward from the prime meridian to 180°… … From formal English to slang