toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

latitude
used in Gulliver's Travels

8 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
1  —1 use as in:
latitude and longitude
Definition
a measure of north/south (relative to the equator) on the earth — calculated by using imaginary horizontal circles on the surface of the earth that are parallel to the equator
  • This volume would have been at least twice as large, if I had not made bold to strike out innumerable passages relating to the winds and tides, as well as to the variations and bearings in the several voyages, together with the minute descriptions of the management of the ship in storms, in the style of sailors; likewise the account of longitudes and latitudes; wherein I have reason to apprehend, that Mr. Gulliver may be a little dissatisfied.
    Introductory Sections (19% in)

There are no more uses of "latitude" flagged with this meaning in Gulliver's Travels.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®Wikipedia Article
?  —7 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • About an hour before we saw the pirates I had taken an observation, and found we were in the latitude of 46 N. and longitude of 183.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (4% in)
  • By an observation, we found ourselves in the latitude of 30 degrees 2 minutes south.
    Part 1 — A Voyage to Lilliput (3% in)
  • We were now in the latitude of 30 degrees south; there were about fifty men in the ship; and here I met an old comrade of mine, one Peter Williams, who gave me a good character to the captain.
    Part 1 — A Voyage to Lilliput (98% in)
  • We then set sail, and had a good voyage till we passed the Straits of Madagascar; but having got northward of that island, and to about five degrees south latitude, the winds, which in those seas are observed to blow a constant equal gale between the north and west, from the beginning of December to the beginning of May, on the 19th of April began to blow with much greater violence, and more westerly than usual, continuing so for twenty days together: during which time, we were driven...
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (1% in)
  • The captain having been at Tonquin, was, in his return to England, driven north-eastward to the latitude of 44 degrees, and longitude of 143.
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (98% in)
  • ] The continent, of which this kingdom is apart, extends itself, as I have reason to believe, eastward, to that unknown tract of America westward of California; and north, to the Pacific Ocean, which is not above a hundred and fifty miles from Lagado; where there is a good port, and much commerce with the great island of Luggnagg, situated to the north-west about 29 degrees north latitude, and 140 longitude.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (60% in)
  • However, I did then believe us to be about 10 degrees southward of the Cape of Good Hope, or about 45 degrees southern latitude, as I gathered from some general words I overheard among them, being I supposed to the south-east in their intended voyage to Madagascar.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (82% in)

There are no more uses of "latitude" in Gulliver's Travels.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®