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Definitions of globe

  1. an object with a spherical shape; " a ball of fire"
  2. the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet on which we live; " the Earth moves around the sun"; " he sailed around the world"
  3. a sphere on which a map ( especially of the earth) is represented
  4. The earth.
  5. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere.
  6. Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape; as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp.
  7. To gather or form into a globe.
  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. To become round or globe- shaped. E. B. Browning.
  14. A round body; sphere; the earth.
  15. A perfectly round body; ball; sphere.
  16. A spherical solid body; the terraqueous earth; a sphere representing the earth, called a terrestrial globe, or the heavens, called a celestial globe.
  17. To gather round or into a circle.
  18. 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.
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Usage examples for globe

  1. If the Globe won't pay it, call some of the other papers. – Jane Stewardess of the Air Lines by Ruthe S. Wheeler
  2. Dispersed over the whole surface of the globe, and placed at the bottom of the social scale, this vagrant people forms in Russia, as elsewhere, a real tribe of pariahs, whose presence is regarded with disgust, even by the peasants. – Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c. by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
  3. Now, if the globe of Venus has poles, it must turn upon itself. – Astronomy for Amateurs by Camille Flammarion
  4. To return to the lost tribes: No land on the globe has been considered too small, none too distant, for their asylum. – Jewish Literature and Other Essays by Gustav Karpeles
  5. I shall be much surprised if this German beats an American at globe trotting. – The Adventures of a Special Correspondent by Jules Verne
  6. I believe girls don't know anything more about the world than the geography tells them,- that it's a round globe like a ball or an orange! – Polly Oliver's Problem by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
  7. Singing softly, the bronze globe over their heads glowed green. – The Day Time Stopped Moving by Bradner Buckner
  8. It disappeared, but came into sight lower down, a white globe based in a splash of blue. – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  9. " But," it may be remarked, " what were Jane and I but globe- trotters'? – A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil by T. R. Swinburne
  10. I have seen birds in great numbers on rocks in the ocean, in different parts of the globe, but never have I beheld so many as there were on an island we one day sighted before steering north. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  11. Their bills passed current in the farthest parts of the globe. – The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete by Frederich Schiller
  12. This part of the globe is getting ready to burn down. – Marjorie Dean College Freshman by Pauline Lester
  13. The summer was thousands of miles off on the other side of the globe. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  14. Not one of those noble daughters of divine wisdom, whom we meet in every part of the globe, wherever there is a sick man to nurse, could have been more patient, more attentive, or more ingenious, than this common sailor. – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  15. They are from nearly all the civilized nations of the globe, and this is one reason for their great temporal success. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  16. This score, which was the first incidental music written by Edward German, then musical director at the Globe, made quite a sensation, and abundantly justified Mansfield's selection of his composer. – Shakespeare and Music by Christopher Wilson
  17. In 1824 he became editor of the Globe. – A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
  18. If we would come up with him, and place ourselves in some kind of sympathy with the thoughts that were forming in his brain, it is necessary that we should, for the moment, forget much of what we know of the world, and assume the imperfect knowledge of the globe that man possessed in those years when Columbus was sailing the Mediterranean. – Christopher Columbus, Complete by Filson Young
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