the equator

noun

Definition of the equator

: an imaginary circle around the middle of the Earth that is the same distance from the North Pole and the South Pole The city of Quito, Ecuador, lies very close to the equator.

Learn More About the equator

Dictionary Entries Near the equator

the environment

the equator

the error of one's ways

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for the equator

Cite this Entry

“The equator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20equator. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon
Seen & Heard
People are talking about

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!