Meaning of GLOBE in English

GLOBE

— globelike , adj.

/glohb/ , n. , v. , globed, globing .

n.

1. the planet Earth (usually prec. by the ).

2. a planet or other celestial body.

3. a sphere on which is depicted a map of the earth (terrestrial globe) or of the heavens (celestial globe) .

4. a spherical body; sphere.

5. anything more or less spherical, as a lampshade or a glass fishbowl.

6. a golden ball traditionally borne as an emblem of sovereignty; orb.

v.t.

7. to form into a globe.

v.i.

8. to take the form of a globe.

[ 1400-50; late ME globe globus round body, ball, sphere ]

Syn. 1. See earth .

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