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6 definitions found
 for globe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Globe \Globe\ (gl[=o]b), 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.
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     2. Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape;
        as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp.
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     3. The earth; the terraqueous ball; -- usually preceded by
        the definite article. --Locke.
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     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.
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     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.
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              Him round
              A globe of fiery seraphim inclosed.   --Milton.
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     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 (Zool.), an isopod crustacean of the genus
        Spheroma.
  
     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.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Globe \Globe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Globed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Globing.]
     To gather or form into a globe.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mound \Mound\ (mound), n. [F. monde the world, L. mundus. See
     Mundane.]
     A ball or globe forming part of the regalia of an emperor or
     other sovereign. It is encircled with bands, enriched with
     precious stones, and surmounted with a cross; -- called also
     globe.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  globe
      n 1: the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on; "the
           Earth moves around the sun"; "he sailed around the world"
           [syn: Earth, earth, world, globe]
      2: an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire" [syn:
         ball, globe, orb]
      3: a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is
         represented

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  118 Moby Thesaurus words for "globe":
     Earth, Gaea, Ge, Lambert conformal projection, Mercator projection,
     Miller projection, Tellus, Terra, aeronautical chart,
     astronomical chart, atlas, azimuthal equidistant projection,
     azimuthal projection, ball, balloon, bead, biosphere, bladder,
     blob, boll, bolus, bubble, bulb, bulbil, bulblet, cartographer,
     cartography, celestial chart, celestial globe, chart, chorographer,
     chorography, climatic chart, conglobulate, conic projection,
     contour line, contour map, cylindrical projection, earth,
     ellipsoid, general reference map, geography, geoid, geosphere,
     globelet, globoid, globule, glomerulus, gnomonic projection, gob,
     gobbet, graphic scale, grid line, hachure, heliographic chart,
     hydrographic chart, index, isoline, knob, knot, lamp shade,
     latitude, layer tint, legend, longitude, map, map maker,
     map projection, mapper, meridian, moonshade, mother earth,
     mushroom, oblate spheroid, orb, orbit, orblet, parallel, pellet,
     photogrammetrist, photogrammetry, photomap, phototopography,
     physical map, planet, political map, polyconic projection,
     projection, prolate spheroid, relief map, representative fraction,
     road map, rondure, round, scale, sinusoidal projection, snowball,
     special map, sphere, spherify, spheroid, spherule, terra,
     terrain map, terrestrial globe, the blue planet, thematic map,
     this pendent world, topographer, topographic chart, topography,
     transportation map, vale, vale of tears, weather chart,
     weather map, whole wide world, world
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Globe, AZ -- U.S. city in Arizona
     Population (2000):    7486
     Housing Units (2000): 3172
     Land area (2000):     18.017897 sq. miles (46.666138 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.007936 sq. miles (0.020554 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    18.025833 sq. miles (46.686692 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            28030
     Located within:       Arizona (AZ), FIPS 04
     Location:             33.399858 N, 110.781570 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     85501
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Globe, AZ
      Globe
  

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