\ 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

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Synonyms for globe

Synonyms: Noun

ball, orb, sphere

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Examples of globe in a Sentence


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

Customers will be able to place bets not only on domestic sports but sporting events around the globe. Luke Feliciano,, "Take a gamble: Hollywood Casino helps usher in a new era for Indiana sports betting," 7 Sep. 2019 Aside from being a source of national pride, those 14 Earth days could have provided crucial insights to aid future exploration plans for lunar hopefuls around the globe. Jonathan O'callaghan, Scientific American, "India Loses Contact with Lunar Lander," 6 Sep. 2019 Thanks to the advent of new materials, airships have been considered around the globe for everything from broadband expansion to delivering humanitarian aid. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Why the Return of the Airship Makes More Sense Than Ever," 5 Sep. 2019 That could benefit pork exporters elsewhere around the globe. Laura He, CNN, "China could release emergency pork reserves after losing 100 million pigs to swine fever," 4 Sep. 2019 The power of water in all its various majestic forms, in locations around the globe, is on display in this visually and sonically captivating documentary A 90-minute documentary on water? San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Aquarela’ proves how to make an exciting documentary about water," 30 Aug. 2019 Massachusetts’ prestigious hospitals draw many patients from around the globe. Globe Staff,, "‘Deportation . . . with this type of medical condition is a death sentence’: Outrage grows over federal policy change," 29 Aug. 2019 Your climate questions The Chronicle is joining media outlets around the globe to cover the climate crisis in the days leading up to the United Nations’ summit on Sept. 23. Taylor Kate Brown,, "Bay Briefing: CSU does the math — and wants students to take more of it," 28 Aug. 2019 Her act has traveled around the globe, improbably morphing a Chinese toddler into a grown, world class performer starring in NBA arenas across the U.S. Jake Fischer,, "How Red Panda Became the NBA's Favorite Halftime Performer," 28 Aug. 2019

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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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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


\ 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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