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Meaning of GLOBE

Pronunciation:  glowb

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented
  2. [n]  the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet on which we live; "the Earth moves around the sun"; "he sailed around the world"
  3. [n]  an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire"

GLOBE is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: ball, orb, world
 See Also: atmosphere, bolus, camphor ball, celestial globe, crystal ball, dry land, earth, fireball, geosphere, globule, ground, hemisphere, hydrosphere, land, lithosphere, model, mothball, pellet, simulation, sky, solar system, solid ground, sphere, sphere, spherule, terra firma, terrestrial planet, time-ball, Van Allen belt



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Globe\, n. [L. globus, perh. akin to L. glomus a ball of
    yarn, and E. clump, golf: cf. F. globe.]
    1. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose
       surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a
       ball; a sphere.
    2. Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape;
       as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp.
    3. The earth; the terraqueous ball; -- usually preceded by
       the definite article. --Locke.
    4. A round model of the world; a spherical representation of
       the earth or heavens; as, a terrestrial or celestial
       globe; -- called also {artificial globe}.
    5. 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.
             Him round A globe of fiery seraphim inclosed.
    {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 alg[ae].
    {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} (Zo["o]l.), an isopod crustacean of the genus
    {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}.
    Usage: Globe denotes a round, and usually a solid body;
           sphere is the term applied in astronomy to such a
           body, or to the concentric spheres or orbs of the old
           astronomers; orb is used, especially in poetry, for
           globe or sphere, and also for the pathway of a
           heavenly body; ball is applied to the heavenly bodies
           concieved of as impelled through space.
  2. \Globe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Globed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To gather or form into a globe.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a globe in your dream, indicates that you are in complete control of your life. Seeing a spinning globe in your dream means that your life is going out of control.
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