Western Hemisphere

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Western Hemisphere

The half of the earth west of the Prime Meridian. The Western Hemisphere is often defined more narrowly as including just North America, Central America, and South America.
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western hemisphere

n (often capitals)
1. (Physical Geography) that half of the globe containing the Americas, lying to the west of the Greenwich or another meridian
2. (Physical Geography) the lands contained in this, esp the Americas
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West′ern Hem′isphere

1. the part of the globe west of the Atlantic, 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.
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West·ern Hemisphere

The half of the Earth that includes North America, Central America, and South America.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Western Hemisphere - the hemisphere that includes North America and South Americawestern hemisphere - the hemisphere that includes North America and South America
hemisphere - half of the terrestrial globe
North America - a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
South America - a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
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From out of the meagerness of our censored histories we learned that for fifteen years after the cessation of diplomatic relations between the United States of North America and the belligerent nations of the Old World, news of more or less doubtful authenticity filtered, from time to time, into the Western Hemisphere from the Eastern.
And then came the great Pan-American Federation which linked the Western Hemisphere from pole to pole under a single flag, which joined the navies of the New World into the mightiest fighting force that ever sailed the seven seas--the greatest argument for peace the world had ever known.
Now, in all the Western Hemisphere dwells no man who may not find a school house within walking distance of his home, or at least within flying distance.
Beneath the second dial he found the steel pin severed as in the other, but the controlling mechanism had first been set for a point upon the western hemisphere.
From the first discovery of the Western Hemisphere by Columbus until the settlement of Virginia which immediately preceded that of Plymouth, the various adventurers from the ancient world had exhibited upon innumerable occasions that ardor of enterprise and that stubbornness of pursuit which set all danger at defiance, and chained the violence of nature at their feet.
The researchers then compared this data to proxy precipitation records taken from various natural sources, such as tree rings and cave formations, from a number of locations in the Western Hemisphere, including North America, Mexico, Peru, and Ghana.
This project represents the single largest and most technologically advanced duty-free store in the Western Hemisphere.
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Another new moon will occur at the end of the month, giving the Eastern Hemisphere a black moon right around Halloween,while the next black moon in the Western Hemisphere will happen next year, Aug.
Currently, Mannion is overseeing the construction of 220 Central Park South, 252 East 57 street, and Central Park Tower which will be the tallest residential structure in the Western Hemisphere upon project completion.

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