Origin of terrestrial globe
verb (used with object), globed, glob·ing.
verb (used without object), globed, glob·ing.
Origin of globe
Synonyms for globe
Word Origin 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.