from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or having the shape of a sphere; spherical.
  • adjective Symmetrical.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Rounded or formed like a sphere; sphere-shaped; hence, symmetrical; perfect in form.
  • Of or pertaining to the spheres or heavenly bodies; moving or revolving like the spheres; hence, harmonious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a sphere or the spheres.
  • adjective Rounded like a sphere; sphere-shaped; hence, symmetrical; complete; perfect.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective spherical
  • adjective spherically symmetric


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  • Hence that wide-spread Pythagorean philosophy, with its spheral harmonics and esoteric mysteries, uniting in one brotherhood for many years men of thought and action, -- dare we say, our inferiors?

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 20, June, 1859

  • I could not conscientiously lead you to the altar, even a spheral altar, if I were not prepared to pay house rent and coal bills.

    Sunny Slopes

  • The cloud-rack, the sunrise and sunset glories, rainbows, and northern lights are not quite so spheral as our childhood thought them; and the part our organization plays in them is too large.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 01, November, 1857 A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics

  • The atmosphere is redolent of costly herbs, which, with the well-known rotary motion of the earth, impart density and spacefulness to our spheral persons: this is the philosophy of our presence.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864

  • One sees very well that a new astronomy was predicted in the build of that sky-confronting mind; for harmonic ratios, laws, and rhymes played in his spheral soul, galaxies and gravitations stretched deeper within, and systems climbed their flaming ecliptic.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 30, April, 1860

  • You remember Kenneth Grahame's account of how Harold went to the circus and sang the great spheral song of the circus?

    Peter Rabbit's Funeral

  • You remember Kenneth Grahame's account of how Harold went to the circus and sang the great spheral song of the circus?

    Letters to His Children

  • It is always on the sands that I find the friendliest depths, or in the snow drift of cold planets upon a winter day or else within in the terrible energy of my body, as my heart beats time to the universal spheral rhythm.

    The Forgotten Threshold

  • Aristotle's distinction of an active and a passive intellect in man, and his ideas about the spheral spirits as pure Intelligences endowing the heavenly spheres with their motions, were combined by the Arabian

    A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy

  • All individual differences are due to the spheral impressions.

    A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy


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