American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A body with the shape of a sphere, especially a representation of the earth in the form of hollow ball.
- n. The earth.
- n. A planet.
- n. A spherical or bowllike container, especially a glass cover for a light bulb.
- n. A sphere emblematic of sovereignty; an orb.
- v. To assume the shape of or form into a sphere.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A spherical solid body; a ball; a sphere; a body all points on whose surface are equidistant from a point within it (a center).
- n. Anything globular or nearly so, whether solid or hollow: as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a balloon.
- n. Especially— A spherical glass shade for a lamp.
- n. A large globular glass receptacle filled with water, in which fish are placed for exhibition, or which is used as a magnifying glass or illuminator.
- n. The earth: usually with the definite article.
- n. An artificial sphere on whose surface is drawn a map or representation of the earth or of the heavens, called in the former case a terrestrial globe, and in the latter a celestial globe.
- n. Terrestrial globes are made so as to revolve freely about an axis representing that of the earth. This axis turns in a vertical brass circle divided into degrees, or smaller divisions; and this represents the meridian of any station. This meridian has a motion in its own plane, so that the axis can be brought into parallelism with that of the earth at the assumed station. The meridian moves in a fixed horizontal circle of wood, called the horizon, which is divided into signs, days, etc. Cheaper globes are made without these circles. Celestial globes of the ordinary kind, with the drawing, as in terrestrial globes, on the outer or convex surface, represent the stars as they would appear in a mirror, or as if viewed from without the celestial sphere, and not as they appear on a map of the heavens; but globes are also made with the heavenly bodies represented on the inner surface as they appear from the earth.
- n. In her., same as mound.
- n. A mass; company; group; throng; body.
- n. World, etc. See earth.
- To form into a round ball or sphere; gather round or into a circle; conglobate.
- To raise as a globe or sphere.
- To become round or globe-shaped. Mrs. Browning.
- n. In golf, the ball.
- n. Any spherical object
- n. The planet Earth.
- n. A spherical model of Earth or any planet.
- n. A light bulb.
- v. To become spherical
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere.
- n. Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape
- n. The earth; the terraqueous ball; -- usually preceded by the definite article.
- n. A round model of the world; a spherical representation of the earth or heavens; ; -- called also
- n. 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.
- v. To gather or form into a globe.
- n. an object with a spherical shape
- n. the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
- n. a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented
- From Old French globe, from Latin globus. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin globus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Once again we are reminded that the capital of the most powerful democratic nation on the globe is a one party town: Democrats rule, by outnumbering Republicans 10-1 in registered voters.”
“Inside the globe is a sturdy, heavy duty filter that sifts litter from waste as the globe rotates.”
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“So according to Zachriel the globe is not warming …”
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