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Definitions of globe

  1. To gather or form into a globe. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To become round or globe-shaped. E.B. Browning. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To gather round or into a circle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape; as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The earth; the terraqueous ball; - usually preceded by the definite article. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A round model of the world; a spherical representation of the earth or heavens; as, a terrestrial or celestial globe; - called also artificial globe. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A spherical body; ball; a sphere on which are represented the divisions of the earth, etc. (terrestrial globe), or the heavenly bodies (celestial globe); the globe, the earth. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. A ball: a round body, a sphere: the earth: a sphere representing the earth (terrestrial globe) or the heavens (celestial globe). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. A round body; sphere; the earth. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. A perfectly round body; ball; sphere. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A spherical solid body; the terraqueous earth; a sphere representing the earth, called a terrestrial globe, or the heavens, called a celestial globe. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. A round or spherical body; a ball; the earth; the round body on which the various regions of the earth are depicted, or on which the constellations of the heavens are laid down, the former being called the terrestrial, and the latter the celestial globe. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for globe

  1. If the Globe won't pay it, call some of the other papers. – Jane Stewardess of the Air Lines by Ruthe S. Wheeler
  2. Dispersed over the whole surface of the globe and placed at the bottom of the social scale, this vagrant people forms in Russia, as elsewhere, a real tribe of pariahs, whose presence is regarded with disgust, even by the peasants. – Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c. by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
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