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.
--v.tr. & 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. 2012