latitude

n.

  1. Extent from side to side, or distance sidewise from a given point or line; breadth; width.
  2. Room; space; freedom from confinement or restraint; hence, looseness; laxity; independence.
  3. Extent or breadth of signification, application, etc.; extent of deviation from a standard, as truth, style, etc.
  4. Extent; size; amplitude; scope.
  5. Distance north or south of the equator, measured on a meridian.
  6. The angular distance of a heavenly body from the ecliptic.