Definitions of globe

  1. To gather or form into a globe.
  2. To become round or globe- shaped. E. B. Browning.
  3. To gather round or into a circle.
  4. an object with a spherical shape; " a ball of fire"
  5. a sphere on which a map ( especially of the earth) is represented
  6. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere.
  7. Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape; as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp.
  8. The earth; the terraqueous ball; - usually preceded by the definite article.
  9. A round model of the world; a spherical representation of the earth or heavens; as, a terrestrial or celestial globe; - called also artificial globe.
  10. 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.
  11. A spherical body; ball; a sphere on which are represented the divisions of the earth, etc. ( terrestrial globe), or the heavenly bodies ( celestial globe); the globe, the earth.
  12. A ball: a round body, a sphere: the earth: a sphere representing the earth ( terrestrial globe) or the heavens ( celestial globe).
  13. A round body; sphere; the earth.
  14. A perfectly round body; ball; sphere.
  15. A spherical solid body; the terraqueous earth; a sphere representing the earth, called a terrestrial globe, or the heavens, called a celestial globe.
  16. A round or spherical body; a ball; the earth; the round body on which the various regions of the earth are depicted, or on which the constellations of the heavens are laid down, the former being called the terrestrial, and the latter the celestial globe.