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globe

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)

CIDE DICTIONARY

globen. [L. globus, perh. akin to L. glomus a ball of yarn, and E. clump, golf: cf. F. globe.].
  •  A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape; as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The earth; the terraqueous ball; -- usually preceded by the definite article.  Locke.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A round model of the world; a spherical representation of the earth or heavens; as, a terrestrial or celestial globe; -- called also artificial globe.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A body of troops, or of men or animals, drawn up in a circle; -- a military formation used by the Romans, answering to the modern infantry square.  [1913 Webster]
    "Him round
    A globe of fiery seraphim inclosed.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Globe amaranth (Bot.), a plant of the genus Gomphrena (G. globosa), bearing round heads of variously colored flowers, which long retain color when gathered. -- Globe animalcule, a small, globular, locomotive organism (Volvox globator), once throught to be an animal, afterward supposed to be a colony of microscopic algæ. -- Globe of compression (Mil.), a kind of mine producing a wide crater; -- called also overcharged mine. -- Globe daisy (Bot.), a plant or flower of the genus Globularing, common in Europe. The flowers are minute and form globular heads. -- Globe sight, a form of front sight placed on target rifles. -- Globe slater (Zoöl.), an isopod crustacean of the genus Spheroma. -- Globe thistle (Bot.), a thistlelike plant with the flowers in large globular heads (Cynara Scolymus); also, certain species of the related genus Echinops. -- Globe valve. (a) A ball valve. (b) A valve inclosed in a globular chamber. Knight.
Syn. -- Globe, Sphere, Orb, Ball.
globev. t. 
     To gather or form into a globe.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

globe, n. & v.
--n.
1 a (prec. by the) the planet earth. b a planet, star, or sun. c any spherical body; a ball.
2 a spherical representation of the earth or of the constellations with a map on the surface.
3 a golden sphere as an emblem of sovereignty; an orb.
4 any spherical glass vessel, esp. a fish bowl, a lamp, etc.
5 the eyeball.
--v.tr. & intr. make (usu. in passive) or become globular.

Idiom
globe artichoke the partly edible head of the artichoke plant. globe-fish any tropical fish of the family Tetraodontidae, able to inflate itself into a spherical form: also called PUFFER-FISH. globe-flower any ranunculaceous plant of the genus Trollius with globular usu. yellow flowers. globe lightning = ball lightning (see BALL(1)). globe-trotter a person who travels widely. globe-trotting such travel.
Derivative
globelike adj. globoid adj. & n. globose adj.
Etymology
F globe or L globus

THESAURUS

globe

Earth, Gaea, Ge, Lambert conformal projection, Mercator projection, Miller projection, Tellus, Terra, aeronautical chart, astronomical chart, atlas, azimuthal equidistant projection, azimuthal projection, ball, balloon, bead, biosphere, bladder, blob, boll, bolus, bubble, bulb, bulbil, bulblet, cartographer, cartography, celestial chart, celestial globe, chart, chorographer, chorography, climatic chart, conglobulate, conic projection, contour line, contour map, cylindrical projection, earth, ellipsoid, general reference map, geography, geoid, geosphere, globelet, globoid, globule, glomerulus, gnomonic projection, gob, gobbet, graphic scale, grid line, hachure, heliographic chart, hydrographic chart, index, isoline, knob, knot, lamp shade, latitude, layer tint, legend, longitude, map, map maker, map projection, mapper, meridian, moonshade, mother earth, mushroom, oblate spheroid, orb, orbit, orblet, parallel, pellet, photogrammetrist, photogrammetry, photomap, phototopography, physical map, planet, political map, polyconic projection, projection, prolate spheroid, relief map, representative fraction, road map, rondure, round, scale, sinusoidal projection, snowball, special map, sphere, spherify, spheroid, spherule, terra, terrain map, terrestrial globe, the blue planet, thematic map, this pendent world, topographer, topographic chart, topography, transportation map, vale, vale of tears, weather chart, weather map, whole wide world, world

ROGET THESAURUS

globe

Rotundity

N rotundity, roundness, cylindricity, sphericity, spheroidity, globosity, cylinder, cylindroid, cylindrical, barrel, drum, roll, roller, rouleau, column, rolling-pin, rundle, cone, conoid, pear shape, egg shape, bell shape, sphere, globe, ball, boulder, bowlder, spheroid, ellipsoid, oblong spheroid, oblate spheroid, prolate spheroid, drop, spherule, globule, vesicle, bulb, bullet, pellet, pelote, clew, pill, marble, pea, knob, pommel, horn, knot (convolution), curved surface, hypersphere, hyperdimensional surface, rotund, round, cylindric, cylindrical, cylindroid, columnar, lumbriciform, conic, conical, spherical, spheroidal, globular, globated, globous, globose, egg shaped, bell shaped, pear shaped, ovoid, oviform, gibbous, rixiform, campaniform, campanulate, campaniliform, fungiform, bead-like, moniliform, pyriform, bulbous, tres atque rotundus, round as an orange, round as an apple, round as a ball, round as a billiard ball, round as a cannon ball.

World

N world, creation, nature, universe, earth, globe, wide world, cosmos, kosmos, terraqueous globe, sphere, macrocosm, megacosm, music of the spheres, heavens, sky, welkin, empyrean, starry cope, starry heaven, starry host, firmament, Midgard, supersensible regions, varuna, vault of heaven, canopy of heaven, celestial spaces, heavenly bodies, stars, asteroids, nebulae, galaxy, milky way, galactic circle, via lactea, ame no kawa, sun, orb of day, Apollo, Phoebus, photosphere, chromosphere, solar system, planet, planetoid, comet, satellite, moon, orb of night, Diana, silver-footed queen, aerolite, meteor, planetary ring, falling star, shooting star, meteorite, uranolite, constellation, zodiac, signs of the zodiac, Charles's wain, Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Great Bear, Southern Cross, Orion's belt, Cassiopea's chair, Pleiades, colures, equator, ecliptic, orbit, astronomy, uranography, uranology, cosmology, cosmography, cosmogony, eidouranion, orrery, geodesy, star gazing, star gazer, astronomer, observatory, planetarium, cosmic, cosmical, mundane, terrestrial, terrestrious, terraqueous, terrene, terreous, telluric, earthly, geotic, under the sun, sublunary, subastral, solar, heliacal, lunar, celestial, heavenly, sphery, starry, stellar, sidereal, sideral, astral, nebular, uranic, in all creation, on the face of the globe, here below, under the sun, die Weltgeschichte ist das Weltergesicht, earth is but the frozen echo of the silent voice o, green calm below, blue quietness above, hanging in a golden chain this pendant World, nothing in nature is unbeautiful, silently as a dream the fabric rose, some touch of nature's genial glow, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, through knowledge we behold the World's creation.


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