[ glohb ]
/ gloʊb /


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

Related forms

globe·like, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for globe


/ (ɡləʊb) /



to form or cause to form into a globe

Derived Forms

globelike, adjective

Word Origin for globe

C16: from Old French, from Latin globus
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