\ ˈglōb How to pronounce globe (audio) \

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


globed; globing

Definition of globe (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to form into a globe

Synonyms for globe

Synonyms: Noun

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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 Manufacturing hiccups coupled with consumer demand have together sent prices soaring around the globe, causing shortages of an array of items. Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2021 Leaders from around the globe have gathered at the U.N. Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in the United Kingdom to focus on efforts being made to reduce the human impact of climate change. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Nov. 2021 As supply chain disruptions continue to impact businesses around the globe, consumers could have a tough time holiday shopping this year — whether due to a lack of inventory, higher prices or both. Catherine Franssen For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, 18 Nov. 2021 The temperature deviation affects the way air moves in the tropics, which can have big consequences for weather around the globe. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Nov. 2021 Recorded during the Covid-19 pandemic, Morello first laid down the tracks in his Los Angeles home studio before sending the riffs off to his collaborators around the globe. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 17 Nov. 2021 The defense of democracy has become a defining feature of President Biden’s foreign policy, especially as the United States competes for influence with authoritarian China in Africa and around the globe. New York Times, 17 Nov. 2021 Across the globe in 2020, fashion weeks went strictly digital due to the pandemic. Essence, 7 Nov. 2021 Apple spent the year defending its profit model in court and the fight will continue around the globe in multiple countries and antitrust authorities. Jessica Melugin, National Review, 25 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of globe


15th century, in the meaning defined above


1641, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for globe


Middle French, from Latin globus

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21 Nov 2021

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“Globe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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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 : sphere


\ ˈglōb How to pronounce globe (audio) \

Kids Definition of globe

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


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