[ 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 formsglobe·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 Formsglobelike, adjective

Word Origin for globe

C16: from Old French, from Latin globus
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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.

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