- The earth.
- A spherical model of the earth showing the continents, seas, etc.
- A similar model of the heavens, showing the constellations, etc.
The globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp.
An example of a globe is a glass ball with a winter scene depicted inside.
- A round glass container, as for goldfish.
- A rounded glass cover for a lamp.
- A small, golden ball used as a symbol of authority.
- former London theater on the S bank of the Thames: site of the original performances of many of Shakespeare's plays
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Origin of globe
- Middle English from Old French from Latin globus
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French globe, from Latin globus.