sphere / sfɪər /


sphere2 个定义

n. 名词 noun
  1. Geometry. a solid geometric figure generated by the revolution of a semicircle about its diameter; a round body whose surface is at all points equidistant from the center. Equation: x2 + y2 + z2 = r2.the surface of such a figure; a spherical surface.
  2. any rounded body approximately of this form; a globular mass, shell, etc.
  3. Astronomy. a planet or star; heavenly body.celestial sphere. any of the transparent, concentric, spherical shells, or layers, in which, according to ancient belief, the planets, stars, and other heavenly bodies were set.
v. 有主动词 verb

sphered, spher·ing.

  1. to enclose in or as if in a sphere.
  2. to form into a sphere.
  3. to place among the heavenly spheres.

sphere 近义词

n. 名词 noun

globular object

n. 名词 noun

domain of influence


  1. If you can’t find some peaceful and harmonious accommodation with the news industry — and by extension the political sphere — things start getting really, very, uncomfortable.
  2. Though connected to the waterfront by a wooden gangway and to a nearby shopping mall by an underground tunnel, the sphere appears to bob in the marina like, well, an apple.
  3. They don’t form spheres and aren’t big enough to keep other objects out of their way.
  4. Rather, the blob is self-contained, a roiling, lumpy sphere that leaves the water around it mostly still.
  5. If he can get that feeling going that people feel safe and secure in their own economic sphere, then he’s going to be in good shape.
  6. The digital dating sphere can prove tricky, and bruising, for the trans user.
  7. This may be precisely the point: that fiction at its best is a sphere of suspended belief as much as suspended disbelief.
  8. In almost every sphere of life, the trend is to trade in ownership for access.
  9. At that point, a sphere lit up, resembling the landing of the UFO in E.T., and the overheard lights descended on the stage.
  10. Why tolerate toxicity in a powerful sphere of modern life that has the potential to—and does—benefit so many?
  11. If ever the fusion of two human beings into one has been accomplished on this sphere it was surely in their union.
  12. The belated moon stole up from its lair, hovered above the sky-line, a gaudy orange sphere in the haze of smoke.
  13. But in 1811 he was recalled to Paris to receive orders before starting on a new sphere of duty.
  14. Hence in the house, the sphere of the Genius is no longer the hearth but the marriage-bed (lectus genialis).
  15. Second, geology, which takes account of all those actions which in process of time have been developed in our own sphere.