- 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 globes
That the Globes did this year, rewarding both Rodriguez and the series in Best Comedy, is a pleasant surprise.15 Enraging Golden Globe TV Snubs and Surprises: Amy Poehler, 'Mad Men' & More
December 11, 2014
[Laughs] So for me it was just cool that we got nominated for the Globes.Imagine Andy Samberg as Your Best Man
September 29, 2014
The Dior dress Lawrence donned at the Globes bears a strong resemblance to a duvet cover accented with black tape.Hollywood's Morning After: Emma Watson’s Pants and More
January 13, 2014
Come inside the star-studded Globes after-parties, where inebriated A-listers mingle.Partying With the Golden Globes Stars: Taylor Swift Cuts a Rug, Ben Affleck Holds Court, and More
January 13, 2014
Come January for the Globes, expect to be enjoying yourself, too.Golden Globes Hosts Tina Fey & Amy Poehler’s Funniest Moments (Video)
January 12, 2014
Socrates taught Xenophon and Plato geography, astronomy, and the use of the globes.The Comic Latin Grammar
You don't want them to learn mensuration and the use of the globes?' 'Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
These globes I should suppose to be about eighteen feet high.The Stranger in France
The form and motion of the earth are to be explained with globes and maps.History of Education
Imagine these globes placed at a distance of one mile apart.The Story of the Heavens
Robert Stawell Ball
- 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 globes
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.