An equator is a circle that divides the surface of an object into two equal halves. If you're freezing up there in Iceland, get yourself on down closer to the earth's equator, where it's nice and warm.

  • Pronunciation: /ɪˈkweɪtə/
  • English Description: an imaginary line drawn around the middle of the Earth that is exactly the same distance from the North Pole and the South Pole
  • Chinese Translation: 赤道(Chi4 Dao4)
  • Spanish Translation: ecuatorial
  • STORY: An equator is an invisible line that divides a globe into two parts, north and south. To remember equator, recall the root "equa" from the Latin word aequus, meaning "equal." An equator makes things "equal." If you drew a line that divided a globe into two parts that were not equal, the line couldn't be called an equator. If you live at the North Pole and you're buddy lives at the South, meet halfway, somewhere along the equator—perhaps in Brazil, for Carnaval.


  • We have created this out of nothingness, from 150 souls in a minor fishing village into the biggest metropolis two degrees north of the equator.
  • I can’t figure out what here, 23 degrees south of the equator, makes me think of Central Asia.

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