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

Universally known as one of the most magical places on earth, Walt Disney World lures more than 20 million visitors each year, many travelings from around the globe to experience the fairytale for themselves. Chanel Vargas, Town & Country, "Here are the Best Times to Visit Disney World in 2019," 1 Feb. 2019 Over 2 billion people around the globe use groundwater as their primary source of water. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Climate Change Could Turn Earth's Aquifers Into a Time Bomb," 22 Jan. 2019 There was a real lack in the market for inspiring family-friendly homes around the globe... Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Airbnb Exclusively for Families is Genius," 17 Dec. 2018 The whaling industry has touched the fates of families and communities around the globe, and this museum works diligently to get as much of that complex history into its labyrinth of galleries. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New England museums to visit this summer and fall," 4 July 2018 That could make for a perilously uneven situation across the globe in terms of water supply. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Climate Change Could Turn Earth's Aquifers Into a Time Bomb," 22 Jan. 2019 The viewpoint overlooks Yosemite Valley, including El Capitan, a popular vertical ascent for rock climbers across the globe. Kainaz Amaria, Vox, "2018, explained in pictures by women and non-binary photographers," 21 Dec. 2018 To make significant impact on climate change, cities everywhere will need to play a part (much of the coming wave of urbanization expected across the globe will take place in the developing world). Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "As cities confront climate change, is density the answer?," 11 Dec. 2018 According to AccuWeather, jet streams act as an invisible director of the weather, and are responsible for changes across the globe. Cierra Williams, Country Living, "The Weather Channel Predicts a Brutal Winter for Most of the Country," 16 Nov. 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 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

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