Definition of Globe

1. Noun. The 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on. "He sailed around the world"

Exact synonyms: Earth, World
Terms within: Air, Atmosphere, Hemisphere, Van Allen Belt, Hydrosphere, Dry Land, Earth, Ground, Land, Solid Ground, Terra Firma, Geosphere, Lithosphere, Sky
Group relationships: Solar System
Generic synonyms: Terrestrial Planet
Derivative terms: Earthling, Global

2. Noun. An object with a spherical shape. "A ball of fire"
Exact synonyms: Ball, Orb
Specialized synonyms: Crystal Ball, Camphor Ball, Mothball, Time-ball, Fireball, Fireball, Globule, Spherule, Pellet, Bolus
Generic synonyms: Sphere
Derivative terms: Conglobate, Global, Globular

3. Noun. A sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented.
Specialized synonyms: Celestial Globe
Generic synonyms: Model, Simulation, Sphere
Derivative terms: Globular

Definition of Globe

1. n. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere.

2. v. t. To gather or form into a globe.

Definition of Globe

1. Noun. Any spherical object ¹

2. Noun. The planet Earth. ¹

3. Noun. A spherical model of Earth or any planet. ¹

4. Verb. To become spherical ¹

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Definition of Globe

1. to form into a perfectly round body [v GLOBED, GLOBING, GLOBES]

Medical Definition of Globe

1. 1. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere. 2. Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape; as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp. 3. The earth; the terraqueous ball; usually preceded by the definite article. 4. A round model of the world; a spherical representation of the earth or heavens; as, a terrestrial or celestial globe; called also artificial globe. 5. A body of troops, or of men or animals, drawn up in a circle; a military formation used by the Romans, answering to the modern infantry square. "Him round A globe of fiery seraphim inclosed." (Milton) Globe amaranth, a thistlelike plant with the flowers in large globular heads (Cynara Scolymus); also, certain species of the related genus Echinops. Globe valve. A ball valve. A valve inclosed in a globular chamber. Synonym: Globe, Sphere, Orb, Ball. Globe denotes a round, and usually a solid body; sphere is the term applied in astronomy to such a body, or to the concentric spheres or orbs of the old astronomers; orb is used, especially in poetry, for globe or sphere, and also for the pathway of a heavenly body; ball is applied to the heavenly bodies concieved of as impelled through space. Origin: L. Globus, perh. Akin to L. Glomus a ball of yarn, and E. Clump, golf: cf. F. Globe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Globe

globe (current term)
globe amaranth
globe artichoke
globe cell anaemia
globe daisy
globe flower
globe lily
globe mallow
globe of eye
globe pepper
globe thistle
globe trotter

Literary usage of Globe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1856)
"Extirpation of tlie globe of the Eye.—This operation has mostly beon restricted to malignant diseases of the eyeball, and to tumours within the orbit; ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"globe was settled in 1873. Pop. 7083. the first meridian is a great circle ... The zodiac on the celestial globe is a space which extends about 8 degrees on ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"This globe represents with some slight modifications most of the ... On the globe are engraved many circles. The first meridian, as in the globe of Behaim, ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1907)
"in the globe had ceased to blow off, the readings being made accurately ... Volume of the globe.—The globe was weighed full of dry air at known temperature ..."

5. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1886)
"The globe consists Л a frame-work of steel wire covered with cloth, ... The globe is about 15 inches diameter, being 4 feet in circumference. ..."

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