see also: Globe
  • (British) IPA: /ɡləʊb/
  • (America) IPA: /ɡloʊb/
  • (Scotland) IPA: /ɡloːb/

globe (plural globes)

  1. Any spherical (or nearly spherical) object.
    the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp
  2. The planet Earth.
  3. A spherical model of Earth or any planet.
  4. (dated or Australia, South Africa) A light bulb.
    • 1920, Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific bulletin: volumes 9-10 (page 26)
      Don't ask for a new globe just because the old one needs dusting. The old-style carbon lamps wasted electricity when they began to fade and it was economy to replace them.
  5. A circular military formation used in Ancient Rome, corresponding to the modern infantry square.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 2”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      Him round / A globe of fiery seraphim enclosed.
  6. (slang, chiefly, in the plural) A woman's breast.
  7. (obsolete) A group.
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globe (globes, present participle globing; past and past participle globed)

  1. (intransitive) To become spherical.
  2. (transitive) To make spherical.

Proper noun
  1. A city/county seat in Gila County, Arizona
  2. An unincorporated community in Clark County, Wisconsin

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