Meaning of GLOBE in English

GLOBE

(~s)

1.

You can refer to the world as the ~ when you are emphasizing how big it is or that something happens in many different parts of it.

...bottles of beer from every corner of the ~...

70% of our ~’s surface is water.

= planet

N-SING: usu the N

2.

A ~ is a ball-shaped object with a map of the world on it. It is usually fixed on a stand.

...a ~ of the world...

Three large ~s stand on the floor.

N-COUNT

3.

Any ball-shaped object can be referred to as a ~.

The overhead light was covered now with a white ~.

N-COUNT: usu with supp

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