Definition of

Latitude

  1. (noun, attribute) scope for freedom of e.g. action or thought; freedom from restriction
  2. (noun, location) the angular distance between an imaginary line around a heavenly body parallel to its equator and the equator itself
  3. (noun, location) an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
  4. (noun, state) freedom from normal restraints in conduct
    allowed his children considerable latitude in how they spent their money

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Alternate forms of Latitude

Derivations: latitudinal, latitudinarian

Hyponyms: horse latitude, polar circle, tropic

Hypernyms: ambit, angular distance, compass, liberty, line, orbit, range, reach, scope

Origin of the word Latitude

  1. late 14c., from L. latitudo "breadth, width, extent, size," from latus "wide," from PIE base *stela- "to spread" (cf. O.C.S. steljo "to spread out," Arm. lain "broad"). Geographical sense also is from late 14c., lit. "breadth" of a map of the known world. more

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Words that sound like Latitude

la-di-da, lad, laddie, lade, lady, lady day, laid, laity, lat, late, lath, lathe, lathee, lathi, latte, laud, laudo, lay out, layette, layout, ld., lead, leaded, led, leda, lede, lee tide, let, let out, lethe, leto, lewd, leyte, lid

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