celestial globe

noun

Definition of celestial globe

: a globe depicting the celestial bodies

Examples of celestial globe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tower’s first floor opens into the National Library of the Czech Republic, with its spiraling wood columns and collection of celestial globes, a hall little changed since 1722. Alex Schechter, National Geographic, 4 Nov. 2019 Green, representing the country's abundant fields and forests, gold for the country's raw wealth and the blue celestial globe representing the night sky over Brazil. Bianca Britton, CNN, 4 May 2018 Green, representing the country's abundant fields and forests, gold for the country's raw wealth and the blue celestial globe representing the night sky over Brazil. Bianca Britton, CNN, 4 May 2018 In the astronomy room, which is dominated by a 400-year-old celestial globe, visitors discover the constellations that share names with characters in the book, including Bellatrix LeStrange and Sirius Black. Karla Adam, Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'celestial globe.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of celestial globe

1668, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About celestial globe

Time Traveler for celestial globe

Time Traveler

The first known use of celestial globe was in 1668

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near celestial globe

celestial equator

celestial globe

celestial glory

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for celestial globe

Cite this Entry

“Celestial globe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celestial%20globe. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on celestial globe

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about celestial globe

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Which Word Does Not Belong?

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!