Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

southern hemisphere

noun, often capitalized S&H

Definition of southern hemisphere

  1. :  the part of the earth that lies south of the equator



Circa 1771

First Known Use of southern hemisphere

circa 1771


SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE Defined for Kids

Southern Hemisphere

geographical name

Definition of Southern Hemisphere for Students

  1. the half of the earth that lies S of the equator




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up southern hemisphere? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not forbidden by law

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

two-chairs-on-a-pier-by-the-ocean-in-summer

Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?

vernal estival hiemal brumal
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ