Definition of globe noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɡləʊb//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡloʊb//
    The Earth and the atmosphere
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  1. 1[countable] an object shaped like a ball with a map of the world on its surface, usually on a stand so that it can be turned Wordfindercompass, globe, GPS, grid, key, latitude, map, navigate, reference, scale See related entries: The Earth and the atmosphere
  2. 2the globe [singular] the world (used especially to emphasize its size) tourists from every corner of the globe See related entries: The Earth and the atmosphere
  3. 3[countable] a thing shaped like a ball
  4. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘spherical object’): from Old French, or from Latin globus.Extra examples Athletes from every corner of the globe competed in the Games. Chess fans around the globe watched the match with breathless interest. Motor vehicles are found all over the globe. She travelled the globe in search of good writers of children’s stories. The boats are capable of circling the globe in 65 days. The news soon spread across the globe. a commercial service that will soon span the globe one of the first boats to circumnavigate the globe A dusty old globe stood in the corner of the schoolroom. Find Laos on the globe. On his desk was a globe and several maps.
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