see also: Equator
  • (RP) IPA: /ɪˈkweɪ.tə/
  • (America) IPA: /ɪˈkweɪ.tɚ/, /iˈkweɪ.tɚ/

equator (plural equators)

  1. (geography, often “the Equator) An imaginary great circle around the Earth, equidistant from the two poles, and dividing earth's surface into the northern and southern hemisphere.
  2. (astronomy) A similar great circle on any sphere, especially on a celestial body, or on other reasonably symmetrical three-dimensional body.
  3. The midline of any generally spherical object, such as a fruit or vegetable, that has identifiable poles.
    Slice the onion through the equator.
  4. The celestial equator.
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Proper noun
  1. (geography) The Earth’s equator.

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