Betekenis van:

Zelfstandig naamwoord
  • denkbeeldige cirkel, even ver van beide polen, op aarde en aan de hemel
  • an imaginary line around the Earth forming the great circle that is equidistant from the north and south poles
"the equator is the boundary between the northern and southern hemispheres"


Zelfstandig naamwoord
    • a circle dividing a sphere or other surface into two usually equal and symmetrical parts



    1. The ship will cross the equator tonight.
    2. Distance per degree of longitude at equator.
    3. That ship crossed the equator yesterday.
    4. The equator divides the earth into two hemispheres.
    5. Quito, Ecuador, is a little south of the equator.
    6. The equator divides the globe into two hemispheres.
    7. The capital of the state is right on the equator.
    8. In Singapore, practically right on the equator, the rainy and dry seasons aren't very clear cut.
    9. I crossed the equator for the first time on my trip to Australia.
    10. The tropical rainforests, located in a narrow region near the equator, are disappearing so fast that by the year 2000 eighty percent of them may be gone.
    11. On either side of the Equator the prevailing winds blow in opposite directions. Shifting of the boundary north and south creates the monsoon.
    12. Solar energy seems to offer more hope than any other source of energy, particularly because those areas most in need of water lie rather close to the equator and have a relatively clear atmosphere.
    13. Waters lying between the Equator and 6o00′ south latitude, and east of 3o00′ east longitude.
    14. Waters lying north of the Equator, and east of 3o00′ east longitude.
    15. Waters lying north of the Equator, and between 8o00′ west longitude and 3o00′ east longitude.