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Definitions of globe

  1. an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet on which we live; "the Earth moves around the sun"; "he sailed around the world" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The earth. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. 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
  6. Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape; as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To gather or form into a globe. 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. To become round or globe-shaped. E.B. Browning. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. A round body; sphere; the earth. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. A perfectly round body; ball; sphere. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. 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.
  17. To gather round or into a circle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. 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.
  19. The earth; the terraqueous ball; -- usually preceded by the definite article. mso.anu.edu.au
  20. A round model of the world; a spherical representation of the earth or heavens; as, a terrestrial or celestial globe; -- called also artificial globe. mso.anu.edu.au
  21. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  22. gl[=o]b, n. a ball: a round body, a sphere: the earth: a sphere representing the earth (terrestrial globe) or the heavens (celestial globe): (obs.) a group.--v.t. to form in a circle.--ns. GLOBE'-FISH, one of a genus of fishes found in warm seas, remarkable for its power of swelling out its body to a globular form; GLOBE'-FLOW'ER, a small palæarctic genus of plants of the order Ranunculaceæ, with a globe of large showy sepals enclosing the small inconspicuous linear petals; GLOBE'-TROT'TER, one who travels for pleasure around the world; GLOBE'-TROT'TING; GL[=O]'BIN, a proteid constituent of red blood corpuscles.--adjs. GL[=O]BOSE', GL[=O]B'OUS, resembling a globe.--n. (Milt.) a globe.--n. GL[=O]BOS'ITY.--adjs. GLOB'[=U]LAR, GLOB'[=U]LOUS, GLOB'[=U]LOSE, like a globe: spherical.--n. GLOB[=U]LAR'ITY.--adv. GLOB'[=U]LARLY.--ns. GLOB'[=U]LE, a little globe or round particle--also GLOB'[=U]LET; GLOB'[=U]LIN, GLOB'[=U]LINE, a substance closely allied to albumen, which forms the main ingredient of the blood globules, and also occurs in the crystalline lens of the eye; GLOB'[=U]LITE, the name given by Vogelsang to minute crystallites of spherical, drop-like form.--adj. GL[=O]B'Y (Milt.), round. [O. Fr.,--L. globus; gleba, a clod.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. Bandage (head)-g. of the Eye, see Eye-g. Flower, Cephalanthus occidentalis, Trollius laxus. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  24. Spherical body; the earth; planet, star, sun; spherical chart of (terrestrial g.) the earth or (celestial g.) the constellations (use of the gg. archaic, teaching of geography& astronomy by these); golden orb as emblem of sovereignty; (Anat.) eyeball; approximately spherical glass vessel, esp. lampshade or fishbowl; g.-fish, able to inflate itself into globular form; g.-flower, ranunculaceous plant with round yellow flowers; g.-lightning, =FIRE -ball; g.-trotter, -ting, hurried traveller, -ling, through foreign countries for sight-seeing; so globoid a. & n., globose a., globosity n. (Vb) make (usu. in pass.), or become, globular. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. A spherical object. See ball. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  26. n. [Latin] A round or spherical body; an orb; a ball; a sphere: a body, every part of whose surface is equidistant from the centre; —the earth; the planet we inhabit;—pl. Two spheres of metal, paper, or other matter, on whose convex surfaces are drawn a map or figure of the earth or of the heavens, called terrestrial and celestial globes. Cabinet Dictionary
  27. A sphere, a ball, a round body, a body of which every part of the surface is at the same distance from the centre; the terraqueous ball; a sphere in which the various regions of the earth are geographically depicted, or in which the constellations are laid down according to their places in the sky. Complete Dictionary

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