celestial globe

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noun

See under globe(def 3).

Nearby words

  1. celeste,
  2. celestial,
  3. celestial city,
  4. celestial empire,
  5. celestial equator,
  6. celestial guidance,
  7. celestial hierarchy,
  8. celestial horizon,
  9. celestial latitude,
  10. celestial longitude

Origin of celestial globe

First recorded in 1755–65

globe

[ glohb ]
/ gloʊb /

noun

verb (used with object), globed, glob·ing.

to form into a globe.

verb (used without object), globed, glob·ing.

to take the form of a globe.

Origin of globe

1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French globe < Latin globus round body, ball, sphere

SYNONYMS FOR globe
1. See earth.

Related formsglobe·like, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for celestial globe

celestial globe

noun

a spherical model of the celestial sphere showing the relative positions of stars, constellations, etc

globe

/ (ɡləʊb) /

noun

verb

to form or cause to form into a globe
Derived Formsglobelike, adjective

Word Origin for globe

C16: from Old French, from Latin globus

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Word Origin and History for celestial globe

globe

n.

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.

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