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Definition of "globe" []

  • A body with the shape of a sphere, especially a representation of the earth in the form of a hollow ball. (noun)
  • The earth. (noun)
  • A planet. (noun)
  • A spherical or bowllike container, especially a glass cover for a light bulb. (noun)
  • A sphere emblematic of sovereignty; an orb. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "globe" in a sentence
  • ""_Voyez à ce sujet mon ouvrage intitulé: De l'influence du mouvement des eaus sur la surface du globe terrestre, et des indices du déplacement continuel du bassin des mers, ainsi que de son transport successif sur les différens points de la surface du globe_" (no date)."
  • "Once again we are reminded that the capital of the most powerful democratic nation on the globe is a one party town: Democrats rule, by outnumbering Republicans 10-1 in registered voters."
  • "Inside the globe is a sturdy, heavy duty filter that sifts litter from waste as the globe rotates."