Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sphere

7 senses of sphere

Sense 1
sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena -- (a particular environment or walk of life; "his social sphere is limited"; "it was a closed area of employment"; "he's out of my orbit")
       => environment -- (the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room")

Sense 2
sphere -- (any spherically shaped artifact)
       => artifact, artefact -- (a man-made object taken as a whole)

Sense 3
sphere, sphere of influence -- (the geographical area in which one nation is very influential)
       => geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic region -- (a demarcated area of the Earth)

Sense 4
sector, sphere -- (a particular aspect of life or activity; "he was helpless in an important sector of his life")
       => aspect, facet -- (a distinct feature or element in a problem; "he studied every facet of the question")

Sense 5
sphere -- (a solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses))
       => round shape -- (a shape that is curved and without sharp angles)

Sense 6
sphere -- (a three-dimensional closed surface such that every point on the surface is equidistant from the center)
       => round shape -- (a shape that is curved and without sharp angles)

Sense 7
celestial sphere, sphere, empyrean, firmament, heavens, vault of heaven, welkin -- (the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected)
       => surface -- (the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object; "they skimmed over the surface of the water"; "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface"; "the sun has no distinct surface")

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