globe

noun
\ ˈglōb \

Definition of globe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: something spherical or rounded: such as
a : a spherical representation of the earth, a celestial body, or the heavens

globe

verb
globed; globing

Definition of globe (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

archaic
: to form into a globe

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Synonyms for globe

Synonyms: Noun

ball, orb, sphere

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Examples of globe in a Sentence

Noun

She has a globe in her office. His fame has spread around the globe. The tree was decorated with colorful glass globes.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

This year, our staff attended over 1,000 runway shows around the globe. Vogue, "Vogue Editors on Their Favorite Runway Cameos of the Year," 30 Dec. 2018 Over one billion people around the globe watch the ball drop in New York City on New Year's Eve. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "Waterford Crystal Released Their 2019 Pattern For The New Year's Ball," 29 Dec. 2018 Happy ordering! 'Time and Place' is Matt Hranek's regular dispatch on the latest watches from around the globe for Condé Nast Traveler. Matt Hranek, Condé Nast Traveler, "Time and Place: Rolex in Hilton Head," 14 Nov. 2018 The 2018 World Cup marks Croatia fifth time in the globe's premier soccer tournament. Scooby Axson, SI.com, "Has Croatia Ever Won the World Cup?," 11 July 2018 Honored as one of the globe's best mayors by an international organization in 2010, Ebrard left office two years later under a cloud involving the exorbitant and shoddy construction of a subway line. Dudley Althaus, Washington Post, "Mexico’s leftist president-elect begins his outreach to the U.S. and Trump," 6 July 2018 Tom Marchant is the co-founder of luxury travel company and trip planner, Black Tomato, which delivers luxe experiences around the world via inspiring itineraries and access to the globe's up-and-coming, remote destinations. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chanel Just Launched Three Unisex Fragrances That Will Change The Way You Think About Chanel Perfume," 21 June 2018 World Cups define the globe's most popular sport and the players who own the stage. Greg Cote, miamiherald, "Catching up with the World Cup legends who shared a career's winter in Fort Lauderdale," 20 June 2018 Fans around the world mourning Anthony Bourdain the globe's traveling chef who explored culture through cuisine. Fox News, "Hannity: How we got to this point with North Korea," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of globe

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1641, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for globe

Noun

Middle French, from Latin globus

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globe

noun

English Language Learners 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

globe

noun
\ ˈglōb \

Kids Definition of globe

1 : a round object : ball, sphere
3 : a round model of the earth used like a map

globe

noun
\ ˈglōb \

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