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


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globed; globing

transitive verb

: to form into a globe

Example Sentences

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



Middle French, from Latin globus

First Known Use


15th century, in the meaning defined above


1641, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of globe was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Globe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


: a round object: as
: a model of the earth or heavens

Medical Definition



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