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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

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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 Migration, after all, had been crucial to that process of appropriation by people who, under the weight of colonialism, slavery, and goings and comings across the globe, had made that tongue their own. Ariel Dorfman, The New York Review of Books, "Songs of Loss and Reinvention," 17 Nov. 2020 Thus began a long process of building Huawei into a company that built and sold telecom equipment all along the chain, from base stations to handsets, and did so not only inside China but across the globe. Steven Levy, Wired, "Huawei, 5G, and the Man Who Conquered Noise," 16 Nov. 2020 Out of thousands of active lawmakers across the globe, just 194 are openly gay in 42 countries, according to data collated by Andrew Reynolds, from the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Julia Hollingsworth, CNN, "New Zealand has just elected one of the most diverse parliaments in the world. Here's how it stacks up," 16 Nov. 2020 Since Fauci's acknowledgment, the coronavirus pandemic has worsened in the United States and across the globe. Tyler Van Dyke, Washington Examiner, "Brett Giroir confirms Trump has not attended coronavirus task force meeting in five months," 15 Nov. 2020 There’s a map of the world on the wall of San Francisco CrossFit, covered in pins where visitors have marked their hometowns across the globe. Sarah Feldberg,, "San Francisco CrossFit is closing. Here’s what Bay Area fitness culture is losing," 14 Nov. 2020 Across the globe, there were just under 1 million cases, and 50,000 people had died, according to Johns Hopkins University. Cameron Fields, cleveland, "From shutting schools to sky-high cases: A timeline of COVID-19 cases, actions and results," 14 Nov. 2020 The project partners with local churches across the globe to deliver these tangible expressions of God’s love to children in need., "Religion briefs: Drop-off sites open Monday for Operation Christmas Child," 14 Nov. 2020 German QAnon devotees, like those elsewhere, believe that Trump not only is fighting the deep state in the United States, but also across the globe. Washington Post, "In the United States, QAnon is in crisis. The conspiracy is thriving overseas.," 13 Nov. 2020

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

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20 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Globe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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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


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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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