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globe

 (glōb)
n.
1. A body with the shape of a sphere, especially a representation of the earth in the form of a hollow ball.
2.
a. The earth.
b. A planet.
3. A spherical or bowllike container, especially a glass cover for a light bulb.
4. A sphere emblematic of sovereignty; an orb.
intr. & tr.v. globed, glob·ing, globes
To assume the shape of or form into a sphere.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin globus.]

globe

(ɡləʊb)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a sphere on which a map of the world or the heavens is drawn or represented
2. the globe the world; the earth
3. (Astronomy) a planet or some other astronomical body
4. an object shaped like a sphere, such as a glass lampshade or fish-bowl
5. (Electronics) Austral and NZ and South African an electric light bulb
6. (Heraldry) an orb, usually of gold, symbolic of authority or sovereignty
vb
to form or cause to form into a globe
[C16: from Old French, from Latin globus]
ˈglobeˌlike adj

globe

(gloʊb)

n., v. globed, glob•ing. n.
1. the planet Earth (usu. prec. by the).
2. a planet or other celestial body.
3. a sphere on which is depicted a map of the earth or of the heavens.
4. a spherical body.
5. anything more or less spherical, as a glass lampshade.
6. a golden ball traditionally borne as an emblem of sovereignty; orb.
v.t.
7. to form into a globe.
v.i.
8. to take the form of a globe.
[1400–50; < Middle French globe < Latin globus ball, sphere]
globe′like`, adj.

Globe

 a body of people or soldiers drawn up in a circle. See also ball, crew, orb.

globe


Past participle: globed
Gerund: globing

Imperative
globe
globe
Present
I globe
you globe
he/she/it globes
we globe
you globe
they globe
Preterite
I globed
you globed
he/she/it globed
we globed
you globed
they globed
Present Continuous
I am globing
you are globing
he/she/it is globing
we are globing
you are globing
they are globing
Present Perfect
I have globed
you have globed
he/she/it has globed
we have globed
you have globed
they have globed
Past Continuous
I was globing
you were globing
he/she/it was globing
we were globing
you were globing
they were globing
Past Perfect
I had globed
you had globed
he/she/it had globed
we had globed
you had globed
they had globed
Future
I will globe
you will globe
he/she/it will globe
we will globe
you will globe
they will globe
Future Perfect
I will have globed
you will have globed
he/she/it will have globed
we will have globed
you will have globed
they will have globed
Future Continuous
I will be globing
you will be globing
he/she/it will be globing
we will be globing
you will be globing
they will be globing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been globing
you have been globing
he/she/it has been globing
we have been globing
you have been globing
they have been globing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been globing
you will have been globing
he/she/it will have been globing
we will have been globing
you will have been globing
they will have been globing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been globing
you had been globing
he/she/it had been globing
we had been globing
you had been globing
they had been globing
Conditional
I would globe
you would globe
he/she/it would globe
we would globe
you would globe
they would globe
Past Conditional
I would have globed
you would have globed
he/she/it would have globed
we would have globed
you would have globed
they would have globed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.globe - the 3rd planet from the sunglobe - the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on; "the Earth moves around the sun"; "he sailed around the world"
atmosphere, air - the mass of air surrounding the Earth; "there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; "it was exposed to the air"
hemisphere - half of the terrestrial globe
Van Allen belt - a belt of charged particles (resulting from cosmic rays) above the Earth trapped by the Earth's magnetic field
hydrosphere - the watery layer of the earth's surface; includes water vapor
dry land, ground, solid ground, terra firma, earth, land - the solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground"
geosphere, lithosphere - the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle
sky - the atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth
solar system - the sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field
2.globe - an object with a spherical shapeglobe - an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire"
crystal ball - a glass or crystal globe used in crystal gazing by fortunetellers
camphor ball, mothball - a small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing
time-ball - a ball that slides down a staff to show a fixed time; especially at an observatory
fireball - the luminous center of a nuclear explosion
fireball - a ball of fire (such as the sun or a ball-shaped discharge of lightning)
globule - a small globe or ball
sphere - a solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses)
spherule - a small sphere
pellet - a small sphere
bolus - a small round soft mass (as of chewed food)
3.globe - a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented
celestial globe - a globe that is a spherical model of the heavens
simulation, model - representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
sphere - any spherically shaped artifact

globe

noun planet, world, earth, sphere, orb delicacies from every corner of the globe
Translations
الكرة الأرضيةالكُرَه الأرْضِيَّهكُرَهكُرَه عَلَيها خَريطَة الأرض
zeměkouleglóbuskoule
globusklodeklodenkuglejorden
maapallokarttapallo
Zemljina kugla
földgömb
hnattlaga hluturhnattlíkanhnöttur; jörîin
地球儀
지구
gaublysglobaliniskeliauninkaskeliavimas per pasaulįpasaulinis
globusskupolslodveida priekšmetszemeslode
glóbuszemeguľa
svetzemeljska oblaZemlja
globjordglob
ลูกโลก
quả địa cầu

globe

[gləʊb]
A. N (= sphere) → globo m, esfera f; (= the world) → mundo m; (= spherical map) → esfera f terrestre, globo m terráqueo
B. CPD globe artichoke Nalcachofa f

globe

[ˈgləʊb] n
(= world) the globe → la terre
around the globe → autour du monde
from around the globe → du monde entier
(in classroom)globe mglobe artichoke nartichaut mglobe-trot globetrot [ˈgləʊbtrɒt] vivoyager à travers le mondeglobe-trotter [ˈgləʊbtrɒtər] nglobe-trotter mfglobe-trotting [ˈgləʊbtrɒtɪŋ] adjqui voyage à travers le monde

globe

n (= sphere)Kugel f; (= map)Globus m; (= fish bowl)Glaskugel f; the globe (= the world)der Globus, der Erdball; all over the globeauf der ganzen Erde or Welt; terrestrial/celestial globeErd-/Himmelskugel f

globe

:
globe artichoke
nArtischocke f
globefish
nKugelfisch m
globeflower
n (Bot) → Trollblume f
globe lightning
nKugelblitz m
globetrotter
nGlobetrotter(in) m(f), → Weltenbummler(in) m(f)
globetrotting
nGlobetrotten nt
attr reporter etcglobetrottend

globe

[gləʊb] nglobo, sfera; (spherical map) → mappamondo, globo

globe

(gləub) noun
1. (usually with the) the Earth. I've travelled to all parts of the globe.
2. a ball with a map of the Earth on it.
3. an object shaped like a globe. The chemicals were crushed in a large metal globe.
ˈglobal adjective
affecting the whole world. War is now a global problem.
global village noun
the world thought of as a small place, because modern communication allow fast and efficient contact even to its remote parts.
ˈglobally adverb
globular (ˈglobjulə) adjective
shaped like a globe.
ˈglobe-trotter noun
a person who goes sight-seeing all over the world.
ˈglobe-trotting noun

globe

الكرة الأرضية zeměkoule klode Globus υδρόγειος σφαίρα globo maapallo globe Zemljina kugla mappamondo 地球儀 지구 globe globus glob globo земной шар glob ลูกโลก yerküre quả địa cầu 地球
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It is fifty-five minutes past ten; we have been gone about eight minutes; and if our initiatory speed has not been checked by the friction, six seconds would be enough for us to pass through the forty miles of atmosphere which surrounds the globe.
It is upon these banks, and on these waters, says Michelet, that man is renewed in one of the most powerful climates of the globe.
But, happily for her, the face turned toward the terrestrial globe is illuminated by it with an intensity equal to that of fourteen moons.
She had no wish to see any one to-night; it seemed to her that the immense riddle was answered; the problem had been solved; she held in her hands for one brief moment the globe which we spend our lives in trying to shape, round, whole, and entire from the confusion of chaos.
And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forbears fought are still at issue around the globe.
So Owen rechristened the monster Zeuglodon; and in his paper read before the London Geological Society, pronounced it, in substance, one of the most extraordinary creatures which the mutations of the globe have blotted out of existence.
And there were present, also, those fearless travellers and explorers whose energetic temperaments had borne them through every quarter of the globe, many of them grown old and worn out in the service of science.
I am not at all surprized," answered the other, "that to one whose affections and thoughts are fixed on the world my hours should appear to have wanted employment in this place: but there is one single act, for which the whole life of man is infinitely too short: what time can suffice for the contemplation and worship of that glorious, immortal, and eternal Being, among the works of whose stupendous creation not only this globe, but even those numberless luminaries which we may here behold spangling all the sky, though they should many of them be suns lighting different systems of worlds, may possibly appear but as a few atoms opposed to the whole earth which we inhabit?
The ball represented the terrestrial globe and the stick in his other hand a scepter.
Here I had found a man not made from dust; one who had no narrow boasts of birthplace or country, one who, if he bragged at all, would brag of his whole round globe against the Martians and the inhabitants of the Moon.
He pointed straight to the wire-encircled globe which towered on its slender support above the boat-house.
Internally, whether in the globe or animal body, it is a moist thick lobe, a word especially applicable to the liver and lungs and the leaves of fat (jnai, labor, lapsus, to flow or slip downward, a lapsing; jiais, globus, lobe, globe; also lap, flap, and many other words); externally a dry thin leaf, even as the f and v are a pressed and dried b.