- the planet Earth (usually preceded by the).
- a planet or other celestial body.
- a sphere on which is depicted a map of the earth (terrestrial globe) or of the heavens (celestial globe).
- a spherical body; sphere.
- anything more or less spherical, as a lampshade or a glass fishbowl.
- a golden ball traditionally borne as an emblem of sovereignty; orb.
- to form into a globe.
- to take the form of a globe.
Origin of globe
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Examples from the Web for globe
The wives have been traveling for years across the globe to bring attention to the case.Of Cuban Spies, a Baby, and a Filmmaker: The Strange Tale of the Cuban Five
December 28, 2014
Cricket is a sport enjoyed by hundreds of millions around the globe, mainly in former British colonies.The Story of the World’s Greatest Cricket Player
December 24, 2014
Pan Am was once an imperial power in its own right, girdling the globe.Goodbye, Bahamas. Hello, Havana!
December 18, 2014
Across the globe over the past few decades, women proven themselves as effective martyrs for a cause.The New Face of Boko Haram’s Terror: Teen Girls
December 13, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia, USA Atlanta is quickly becoming one of the most promising LGBT HQs on the globe.The Ultimate LGBT Travel Bucket List
December 12, 2014
Thus across all the globe there harshly blow the winds of change.
Meteorology deals with the atmosphere of the globe, in all its forms.
Fonsegue says that it's written in too laudatory a style for the 'Globe.'
Fonsegue occupied the "Globe's" box, with two friendly families.
Before vegetation there could have been no animal life upon the globe.Life: Its True Genesis
R. W. Wright
- a sphere on which a map of the world or the heavens is drawn or represented
- the globe the world; the earth
- a planet or some other astronomical body
- an object shaped like a sphere, such as a glass lampshade or fish-bowl
- Australian, NZ and Southern African an electric light bulb
- an orb, usually of gold, symbolic of authority or sovereignty
- to form or cause to form into a globe
Word Origin and History for globe
mid-15c., "sphere," from Middle French globe (14c.) and directly from Latin globus "round mass, sphere, ball," also, of men, "a throng, crowd, body, mass," related to gleba "clod, soil, land" (see glebe). Sense of "planet earth," or a three-dimensional map of it first attested 1550s.