1. of or relating to spheres or resembling a sphere;

- Example: "spherical geometry"

2. having the shape of a sphere or ball;

- Example: "a spherical object"

- Example: "nearly orbicular in shape"

- Example: "little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey

[syn: ball-shaped, global, globose, globular, orbicular, spheric,

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spherical \Spher"ic*al\, Spheric \Spher"ic\, a. [L. sphaericus, Gr. ???: cf. F. sph['e]rique.] 1. Having the form of a sphere; like a sphere; globular; orbicular; as, a spherical body. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to a sphere. [1913 Webster] 3. Of or pertaining to the heavenly orbs, or to the sphere or spheres in which, according to ancient astronomy and astrology, they were set. [1913 Webster] Knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Though the stars were suns, and overburned Their spheric limitations. --Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster] Spherical angle, Spherical coordinate, Spherical excess, etc. See under Angle, Coordinate, etc. Spherical geometry, that branch of geometry which treats of spherical magnitudes; the doctrine of the sphere, especially of the circles described on its surface. Spherical harmonic analysis. See under Harmonic, a. Spherical lune,portion of the surface of a sphere included between two great semicircles having a common diameter. Spherical opening, the magnitude of a solid angle. It is measured by the portion within the solid angle of the surface of any sphere whose center is the angular point. Spherical polygon,portion of the surface of a sphere bounded by the arcs of three or more great circles. Spherical projection, the projection of the circles of the sphere upon a plane. See Projection. Spherical sector. See under Sector. Spherical segment, the segment of a sphere. See under Segment. Spherical triangle,re on the surface of a sphere, bounded by the arcs of three great circles which intersect each other. Spherical trigonometry. See Trigonometry. [1913 Webster] -- Spher"ic*al*ly, adv. -- Spher"ic*al*ness, n. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

spherical adj 1: of or relating to spheres or resembling a sphere; "spherical geometry" [ant: nonspherical] 2: having the shape of a sphere or ball; "a spherical object"; "nearly orbicular in shape"; "little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey [syn: ball-shaped, global, globose, globular, orbicular, spheric, spherical]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "spherical": 3-D, bulblike, bulbous, cubic, dimensional, ellipsoid, flat, fourth-dimensional, global, globate, globe-shaped, globed, globelike, globoid, globose, globular, hemispheric, obovoid, orb, orbed, orbic, orbicular, orbiculate, orblike, orby, ovoid, proportional, round, space, space-time, spatial, spatiotemporal, sphere-shaped, spherelike, spheric, spheriform, spheroid, spheroidal, stereoscopic, superficial, surface, three-dimensional, two-dimensional, volumetric