Meaning of GLOBE in English


n. & v.


1. a (prec. by the) the planet earth. b a planet, star, or sun. c any spherical body; a ball.

2 a spherical representation of the earth or of the constellations with a map on the surface.

3 a golden sphere as an emblem of sovereignty; an orb.

4 any spherical glass vessel, esp. a fish bowl, a lamp, etc.

5 the eyeball. & intr. make (usu. in passive) or become globular.

Phrases and idioms:

globe artichoke the partly edible head of the artichoke plant. globe-fish any tropical fish of the family Tetraodontidae, able to inflate itself into a spherical form: also called PUFFER-FISH. globe-flower any ranunculaceous plant of the genus Trollius with globular usu. yellow flowers. globe lightning ball lightning (see BALL(1)). globe-trotter a person who travels widely. globe-trotting such travel.


globelike adj. globoid adj. & n. globose adj.

Etymology: F globe or L globus

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.