Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

globe

play
noun \ˈglōb\

Simple Definition of globe

  • : an object that is shaped like a large ball with a map of the world on it

  • the globe : the earth

  • : a round object

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of globe

  1. :  something spherical or rounded: as a :  a spherical representation of the earth, a celestial body, or the heavens b :  earth 4 c :  orb 5

Examples of globe in a sentence

  1. She has a globe in her office.

  2. His fame has spread around the globe.

  3. The tree was decorated with colorful glass globes.



Origin of globe

Middle French, from Latin globus


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with globe


2

globe

verb

Definition of globe

globedglobing

archaic

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to form into a globe



1641

First Known Use of globe

1641



GLOBE Defined for Kids

globe

play
noun \ˈglōb\

Definition of globe for Students

  1. 1 :  a round object :  ball, sphere

  2. 2 :  earth 1

  3. 3 :  a round model of the earth used like a map




Medical Dictionary

globe

play
noun \ˈglōb\

Medical Definition of globe





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up globe? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the Celtic May Day festival

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

oily angry prompt maudlin
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ