What does globe mean?

Definitions for globe
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word globe.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Earth, earth, world, globenoun

    the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on

    "the Earth moves around the sun"; "he sailed around the world"

  2. ball, globe, orbnoun

    an object with a spherical shape

    "a ball of fire"

  3. globenoun

    a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented

Wiktionary

  1. globenoun

    Any spherical object

  2. globenoun

    The planet Earth.

  3. globenoun

    A spherical model of Earth or any planet.

  4. globeverb

    To become spherical

  5. Etymology: From globe, from globus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. GLOBEnoun

    Etymology: globe, French; globus, Latin.

    The youth, whose fortune the vast globe obey’d,
    Finding his royal enemy betray’d,
    Wept at his fall. George Stepney.

    Where God declares his intention to give this dominion, it is plain he meant that he would make a species of creatures that should have dominion over the other species of this terrestrial globe. John Locke.

    The astrologer who spells the stars,
    Mistakes his globe, and in her brighter eye
    Interprets heaven’s physiognomy. John Cleveland.

    These are the stars,
    But raise thy thought from sense, nor think to find
    Such figures there as are in globes design’d. Thomas Creech.

    Him round
    A globe of fiery seraphim inclos’d,
    With bright imblazoning, and horrent arms. John Milton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Globenoun

    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. Globenoun

    anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape; as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp

  3. Globenoun

    the earth; the terraqueous ball; -- usually preceded by the definite article

  4. Globenoun

    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. Globenoun

    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

  6. Globeverb

    to gather or form into a globe

Freebase

  1. Globe

    A globe is a three-dimensional scale model of Earth or other spheroid celestial body such as a planet, star, or moon. Some terrestrial globes include relief to show mountains and other features on the Earth's surface. The word "globe" comes from the Latin word globus, meaning round mass or sphere. It may also refer to a spherical representation of the celestial sphere, showing the apparent positions of the stars and constellations in the sky.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Globe

    glōb, n. a ball: a round body, a sphere: the earth: a sphere representing the earth (terrestrial globe) or the heavens (celestial globe): (obs.) a group.—v.t. to form in a circle.—ns. Globe′-fish, one of a genus of fishes found in warm seas, remarkable for its power of swelling out its body to a globular form; Globe′-flow′er, a small palæarctic genus of plants of the order Ranunculaceæ, with a globe of large showy sepals enclosing the small inconspicuous linear petals; Globe′-trot′ter, one who travels for pleasure around the world; Globe′-trot′ting; Glō′bin, a proteid constituent of red blood corpuscles.—adjs. Glōbose′, Glōb′ous, resembling a globe.—n. (Milt.) a globe.—n. Glōbos′ity.—adjs. Glob′ūlar, Glob′ūlous, Glob′ūlose, like a globe: spherical.—n. Globūlar′ity.—adv. Glob′ūlarly.—ns. Glob′ūle, a little globe or round particle—also Glob′ūlet; Glob′ūlin, Glob′ūline, a substance closely allied to albumen, which forms the main ingredient of the blood globules, and also occurs in the crystalline lens of the eye; Glob′ūlite, the name given by Vogelsang to minute crystallites of spherical, drop-like form.—adj. Glōb′y (Milt.), round. [O. Fr.,—L. globus; gleba, a clod.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. GLOBE

    An all-round proposition which has furnished its shareholders a living for several thousand years, though its stock is two-thirds water.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Globe

    An inn sign, the name of which was derived from the arms of the King of Portugal.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of globe in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of globe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of globe in a Sentence

  1. The BOM:

    Some El Nino-like impacts have already been seen this spring in Australia and several regions around the globe, including Asia, South America and southern Africa, the Bureau's December–February Climate Outlook shows a drier and warmer summer is likely for many parts of Australia.

  2. Scott Ferguson:

    We're no longer restricted by geography or the limited choices of one betting company. And we have wall-to-wall sport every day of the week from across the globe beamed into our lounge rooms, on our smartphones, technology is everything.

  3. Kevin Hart:

    Laughter, I feel, heals all wounds and during that moment when you laugh. Regardless of what you're going through in life, it's forgotten. Whether it's five seconds, 10 seconds, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, laughing is powerful. So being able to provide that and do it all over the globe, is a significant blessing and one that I do not take for granted.

  4. Councilmember TeresaMosqueda:

    My daughter is going to be 31 in 2050, we just saw headlines saying that in 2050 theres going to be a crisis across this globe. Now is the time for us to package all of these items together and today say no more delay.

  5. Roman Sheremeta:

    The world is 100 % united behind Ukraine now, which is an incredible accomplishment of Vladimir Putin, there's never been so much support for Ukraine. I walk everywhere on the streets [ of Cleveland ] and I see the flags. I see Americans, I see people from around the world, gathering in hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people across the globe in support of Ukraine.

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