from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having the shape of a globe or globule; spherical.
  • adj. Consisting of globules.
  • adj. Worldwide; global.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Roughly spherical in shape.
  • adj. Comprising globules.
  • n. A globular cluster

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Globe-shaped; having the form of a ball or sphere; spherical, or nearly so.
  • n. See under Globular, Gnomonic, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Globe-shaped ; having the form of a ball or sphere; round; spherical.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having the shape of a sphere or ball


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