Definitions for: Globe

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Globe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Globed; p. pr. & vb. n.
To gather or form into a globe.

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

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