Globe definition

glōb
A body with the shape of a sphere, especially a representation of the earth in the form of a hollow ball.
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To assume the shape of or form into a sphere.
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Any round, ball-shaped thing; sphere.
  • The earth.
  • A spherical model of the earth showing the continents, seas, etc.
  • A similar model of the heavens, showing the constellations, etc.
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The earth.
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A spherical or bowllike container, especially a glass cover for a light bulb.
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A planet.
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Any spherical (nearly spherical) object.

The globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp.

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A sphere emblematic of sovereignty; an orb.
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The definition of a globe is something round in the shape of a ball, especially the earth.

An example of a globe is a glass ball with a winter scene depicted inside.

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The planet Earth.

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A spherical model of Earth or any planet.
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(dated or South Africa) A light bulb.
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A circular military formation used in Ancient Rome, corresponding to the modern infantry square.
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To become spherical.
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A city in Arizona.
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An unincorporated community in Wisconsin.
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Anything shaped somewhat like a globe.
  • A round glass container, as for goldfish.
  • A rounded glass cover for a lamp.
  • A small, golden ball used as a symbol of authority.
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To form or gather into a globe.
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the Globe
  • 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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
globe
Plural:
globes

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Globe

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.

    From Wiktionary