western hemisphere


variants or Western Hemisphere
: the half of the earth comprising North and South America and surrounding waters

Examples of western hemisphere in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the past, technology development has been skewed to suit the needs of specific demographics, namely wealthy white men in the western hemisphere. John Jarosz, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Building on the belief that bees broke away from the predatory wasp to become collectors of nectar and pollen, the western hemisphere’s flora-rich tropical regions could be thanks to bees. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 1 Aug. 2023 Guatemala is one of the western hemisphere's poorest nations; roughly 80% of its Indigenous people live in poverty; malnutrition is also prevalent, according to the United Nations. Frank E. Lockwood, Arkansas Online, 22 July 2023 The meetings are the brainchild of Christopher J. Dodd, a special presidential adviser for the Americas whose State Department perch gives him wide latitude over western hemisphere policy. Margaret Brennan, CBS News, 20 Oct. 2023 Some feared that holding the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, which are in an earlier time zone than almost anywhere else in the world — Sydney is currently 13 hours ahead of Rio de Janeiro and 14 hours ahead of Washington — would deter audiences in the western hemisphere. Frances Vinall, Washington Post, 25 July 2023 Built in the early 1650s, Drax Hall is believed to be the oldest Jacobean structure in the western hemisphere. Time, 6 July 2023 And why is this been allowed is because the last two administrations, President Biden, and President Trump has failed in the western hemisphere to build our allies. ABC News, 25 June 2023 In the western hemisphere, the jaguar is the largest and best known of the black cats. Lee Roop | Lroop@al.com, al, 17 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of western hemisphere was in 1646

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“Western hemisphere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/western%20hemisphere. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

western hemisphere

often capitalized W&H
: the half of the earth including North America, South America, and surrounding waters
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