See under globe(def 3).
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Origin of terrestrial globe
First recorded in 1550–60
Definition for terrestrial globe (2 of 2)
[ glohb ]
/ gloʊb /
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.
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 terrestrial globe
/ (ɡləʊb) /
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
Derived Formsglobelike, adjective
Word Origin for globe
C16: from Old French, from Latin globus
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