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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GEOG'RAPHY, n. [Gr. the earth, and to write, to describe.]
1. Properly, a description of the earth or terrestrial globe, particularly of the divisions of its surface,natural and artificial, and of the position of the several countries, kingdoms, states,cities, etc. As a science, geography includes the doctrine or knowledge of the astronomical circles or divisions of the sphere, by which the relative position of places on the globe may be ascertained,and usually treatises of geography contain some account of the inhabitants of the earth, of their government, manners, etc., and an account of the principal animals, plants and minerals.
2. A book containing a description of the earth.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: study of the earth's surface; includes people's responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation [syn: geography, geographics]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -phies) Etymology: Latin geographia, from Greek ge?graphia, from ge?graphein to describe the earth's surface, from ge?- + graphein to write — more at carve Date: 15th century 1. a science that deals with the description, distribution, and interaction of the diverse physical, biological, and cultural features of the earth's surface 2. the geographic features of an area 3. a treatise on geography 4. a. a delineation or systematic arrangement of constituent elements ; configuration <the philosophers…have tried to construct geographies of human reason — Times Literary Supplement> b. makeup 1 <her emotional geography>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the study of the earth's physical features, resources, and climate, and the physical aspects of its population. 2 the main physical features of an area. 3 the layout or arrangement of rooms in a building. Derivatives: geographer n. Etymology: F géographie or L geographia f. Gk geographia (as GEO-, -GRAPHY)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Geography Ge*og"ra*phy, n.; pl. Geographies. [F. g['e]ographie, l. geographia, fr. Gr. ?; ge`a, gh^, the earth + ? description, fr. ? to write, describe. See Graphic.] 1. The science which treats of the world and its inhabitants; a description of the earth, or a portion of the earth, including its structure, fetures, products, political divisions, and the people by whom it is inhabited. 2. A treatise on this science. Astronomical, or Mathematical, geography treats of the earth as a planet, of its shape, its size, its lines of latitude and longitude, its zones, and the phenomena due to to the earth's diurnal and annual motions. Physical geography treats of the conformation of the earth's surface, of the distribution of land and water, of minerals, plants, animals, etc., and applies the principles of physics to the explanation of the diversities of climate, productions, etc. Political geography treats of the different countries into which earth is divided with regard to political and social and institutions and conditions.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Geography is the study of the countries of the world and of such things as the land, seas, climate, towns, and population. 2. The geography of a place is the way that features such as rivers, mountains, towns, or streets are arranged within it. ...policemen who knew the local geography. N-UNCOUNT: usu with poss

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Earth, Gaea, Ge, Tellus, Terra, biosphere, cartography, chorography, cosmical geology, dynamic geology, geodesy, geodetic satellite, geodetics, geodynamics, geognosy, geographics, geological chemistry, geological engineering, geology, geomorphogeny, geomorphology, geophysics, geoscopy, geosphere, geotectonic geology, globe, historical geology, hydrogeology, mineralogy, mining geology, mother earth, navigation, orbiting geophysical observatory, paleontological geology, pedology, physical geography, physical geology, physiographic geology, physiography, soil mechanics, soil science, stratigraphic geology, stratigraphy, surveying, terra, terrestrial globe, the blue planet, this pendent world, topography, vale, vale of tears, whole wide world, world


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