[ US /ˈsfɪɹ/ ]
[ UK /sfˈi‍ə/ ]
  1. any spherically shaped artifact
  2. a solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses)
  3. a particular aspect of life or activity
    he was helpless in an important sector of his life
  4. the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected
  5. a three-dimensional closed surface such that every point on the surface is equidistant from the center
  6. the geographical area in which one nation is very influential
  7. a particular environment or walk of life
    it was a closed area of employment
    his social sphere is limited
    he's out of my orbit
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How To Use sphere In A Sentence

  • The aerobrake - a huge, convex disc underneath the spacecraft - was producing friction with the Martian atmosphere.
  • Manchester City have put themselves into a different stratosphere and a lot of players want to be part of that. Times, Sunday Times
  • The terrestrial planets in our solar system all have very specific spectroscopic fingerprints that tell us quite a bit about their atmospheres.
  • It had this atmosphere of being a bit fusty, musty and middle class. Times, Sunday Times
  • The ether gradually absorbs oxygen from the atmosphere, being converted into acetic acid; this, by its superior affinities, reacts on the iodide present, converting it into acetate, with liberation of hydriodic acid; while this latter, under the influence of the atmospheric oxygen, is very rapidly converted into water and iodine. Notes and Queries, Number 227, March 4, 1854 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.
  • Second, at the same time, I'm somewhat surprised and mildly appalled that this story hasn't generated a lot of buzz in the blogosphere.
  • Of course, it was snuffed out because Mars is tectonically dead, so the recycling of chemicals that you get on Earth which keeps things going and supplies the surface biosphere would have actually ceased on Mars a lot earlier.
  • The four of us stayed for a couple of nights in the Rest House at Takoradi, which gave us a few hours to walk the beaches and paddle in the ocean, and to luxuriate in the fresh sea breezes after the heavy atmosphere of the interior.
  • The foraging bee, if alive after its visit to the beautiful white flowers of almonds, for example, laden with invisible spheres of asphyxiating gas, would be bringing back to its home pollen and nectar mixed with parathion. Honeybees in Danger
  • The blogosphere, meanwhile, is beginning to show signs of commercial acumen: "Lots of bloggers, over time, make a good living – perhaps a couple of hundred thousand dollars a year from advertising. Author Don Tapscott on the growing influence of public participation
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