• Terrestrial Globe of Jodocus Hondius, 1600
    Terrestrial Globe of Jodocus Hondius, 1600
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n globe a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented
    • n globe the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on "the Earth moves around the sun","he sailed around the world"
    • n globe an object with a spherical shape "a ball of fire"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Terrestrial Globe of Jodocus Hondius, 1618 Terrestrial Globe of Jodocus Hondius, 1618
Terrestrial Globe of Willem Jansz. Blaeu, 1606 Terrestrial Globe of Willem Jansz. Blaeu, 1606
Terrestrial Globe of Willem Jansz. Blaeu, 1622 Terrestrial Globe of Willem Jansz. Blaeu, 1622
Terrestrial Globe of Peter Plancius, 1614 Terrestrial Globe of Peter Plancius, 1614
Terrestrial Globe of Isaac Habrecht, 1625 Terrestrial Globe of Isaac Habrecht, 1625
Terrestrial Globe of Mattheus Greuter, 1632 Terrestrial Globe of Mattheus Greuter, 1632
Terrestrial Globe of Mattheus Greuter, 1638 Terrestrial Globe of Mattheus Greuter, 1638
Terrestrial Globe of P. Vincenzo Coronelli, 1688 Terrestrial Globe of P. Vincenzo Coronelli, 1688

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ellen Macarthur, yachtswoman, had a total of 891 naps in 94 days that were each 36 minutes long while on her Vendee Round the Globe yacht race
    • Globe 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 A round model of the world; a spherical representation of the earth or heavens; as, a terrestrial or celestial globe ; -- called also artificial globe.
    • Globe A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere.
    • Globe Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape; as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp.
    • Globe The earth; the terraqueous ball; -- usually preceded by the definite article.
    • v. t Globe To gather or form into a globe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Over 4.5 billion sticks have Trident gum have been chewed. If the stick of gum were laid out end to end they could circle the globe approximately 1.8 times
    • n globe A spherical solid body; a ball; a sphere; a body all points on whose surface are equidistant from a point within it (a center).
    • n globe Anything globular or nearly so, whether solid or hollow: as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a balloon.
    • n globe Especially— A spherical glass shade for a lamp.
    • n globe A large globular glass receptacle filled with water, in which fish are placed for exhibition, or which is used as a magnifying glass or illuminator.
    • n globe The earth: usually with the definite article.
    • n globe An artificial sphere on whose surface is drawn a map or representation of the earth or of the heavens, called in the former case a terrestrial globe, and in the latter a celestial globe.
    • n globe Terrestrial globes are made so as to revolve freely about an axis representing that of the earth. This axis turns in a vertical brass circle divided into degrees, or smaller divisions; and this represents the meridian of any station. This meridian has a motion in its own plane, so that the axis can be brought into parallelism with that of the earth at the assumed station. The meridian moves in a fixed horizontal circle of wood, called the horizon, which is divided into signs, days, etc. Cheaper globes are made without these circles. Celestial globes of the ordinary kind, with the drawing, as in terrestrial globes, on the outer or convex surface, represent the stars as they would appear in a mirror, or as if viewed from without the celestial sphere, and not as they appear on a map of the heavens; but globes are also made with the heavenly bodies represented on the inner surface as they appear from the earth.
    • n globe In her., same as mound.
    • n globe A mass; company; group; throng; body.
    • n globe World, etc. See earth.
    • globe To form into a round ball or sphere; gather round or into a circle; conglobate.
    • globe To raise as a globe or sphere.
    • globe To become round or globe-shaped. Mrs. Browning.
    • n globe In golf, the ball.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: For many years, the globe on the NBC Nightly News spun in the wrong direction. On January 2, 1984, NBC finally set the world spinning back in the proper direction.
    • n Globe glōb a ball: a round body, a sphere: the earth: a sphere representing the earth (terrestrial globe) or the heavens (celestial globe):
    • v.t Globe to form in a circle
    • n Globe (Milt.) a globe
    • n Globe glōb (obs.) a group
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  • Adlai E. Stevenson
    “On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers.”
  • Don Herold
    Don Herold
    “There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe.”
  • William C. Bryant
    William C. Bryant
    “All that tread, the globe are but a handful to the tribes, that slumber in its bosom.”
  • Eldridge Cleaver
    Eldridge Cleaver
    “Americans think of themselves collectively as a huge rescue squad on twenty-four-hour call to any spot on the globe where dispute and conflict may erupt.”
  • Mark Twain
    “There are only two forces that can carry light to all the corners of the globe... the sun in the heavens and the Associated Press down here.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. globus, perh. akin to L. glomus, a ball of yarn, and E. clump, golf,: cf. F. globe,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. globus; gleba, a clod.


In literature:

To exhibit this great ocean in its most general aspect, take an artificial globe, raise the south pole 50 deg.
"The American Quarterly Review, No. 17, March 1831" by Various
There are a thousand millions of mankind on the globe, all of whom can be most comfortably clad in cotton.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Their swiftness serves to measure the mass of the globe round which they are performed.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
He was a partner with Thomas Reid in the old Globe Mills.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
But it was a tiny globe hardly worthy of the name of planet.
"Astronomy of To-day" by Cecil G. Dolmage
The globe that was Io rushed in to meet them, growing ever larger in the field of the telescope.
"The Copper-Clad World" by Harl Vincent
And then, down below and to one side there was just an edge of a great globe visible.
"The World Beyond" by Raymond King Cummings
He now passes from his little brass globe to the globe of the earth.
"Little Masterpieces of Science:" by Various
The execution of those grandiose schemes was facilitated by the easy access which Germany had to the principal markets of the globe.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
There is no more beautiful country on the globe.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
They rested on even keel atop the inner globe which they now could see was attached to the outer globe in countless places.
"Lords of the Stratosphere" by Arthur J. Burks
He realized the physical unity of the globe.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
Leave for all quarters of the globe.
"Negro Migration during the War" by Emmett J. Scott
But as for seas and lakes, there was no sign of water in the whole, vast, desolate globe.
"The Finding of Haldgren" by Charles Willard Diffin
That shape was adopted, by the way, because a globe can withstand more pressure than any other shape.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
Alone here on this globe.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
Hovering above the cabin was a silvery globe, faintly luminous in the moonlight.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
That, however, didn't bother Karnes half so much as the gray globe the man had disappeared into after he had been shot at.
"Instant of Decision" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Around the globe the air shimmered and faded.
"The Variable Man" by Philip K. Dick
But the globe ahead was a ghostly world.
"Brood of the Dark Moon" by Charles Willard Diffin

In poetry:

It is understood that Job
Never read The Globe;
But nothing could be higher than
His opinion of Leviathan.
"Clerihew – Job" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
We, too, are planets wandering
Like the round globe we tread;
Each soul a tiny universe,
With vastness round us spread.
"Immortal Eve - IV" by Manmohan Ghose
Then to the tall trees they climb,
Like thin globes of amethyst,
Wandering opals keeping tryst
With the rubies of the lime.
"Les Ballons" by Oscar Wilde
Then let the sovereigns of the globe
Not dare to vex the just;
He puts on vengeance like a robe,
And treads the worms to dust.
"Hymn 115" by Isaac Watts
World world vast globe
if my name were Job
it would be a rhyme, not a solution.
World world vast globe
vaster still is my heart.
"Seven-Sided Poem" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade
If than Rome's tribunes statelier
He wore his senatorial robe,
His lofty port was all for her,
The one dear spot on all the globe.
"Sumner" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Measures of business sentiment in Europe slipped, and reports from purchasing managers at manufacturers around the globe turned down.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman is taking home a new prize — a lifetime-achievement honor at the Golden Globes.
Ian McShane won a Golden Globe for playing a profane antihero.
Globe Magazine Publishes Gary Coleman Deathbed Photo.
Gary Coleman and ex-wife Shannon Price on Globe Magazine cover.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges across the globe.
Ask an indie executive if they think their picture has a shot at an Academy Award nomination, not to mention Golden Globe recognition, and you will often get an uneasy and humble response.
Russell Anglin / Amarillo Globe-News.
The plane hadn't even taken off for it's short flight from Dublin to Paris when the Golden Globe winning actor stood up to go to the bathroom.
IRVINE, Calif — Scientists have been using small variations in the Earth's gravity to identify trouble spots around the globe where people are making unsustainable demands on groundwater, one of the planet's main sources of fresh water.
InStyle Celebrates the Golden Globes With the Cast of Glee.
A little-known US military facility in the Middle East is a model for the kind of American bases President Obama's new defense strategy suggests soon will pop up around the globe, a senior Pentagon official said Monday.
Thursday morning I drove up to The Boston Globe Ski & Snowboard Expo with The Record of Bergen County snowsport columnist Mitch Kaplan.

In science:

He spent the rest of his life making impressive model globes, writing, and lecturing on the subject, thus attracting others, such as S. Warren Carey (1911-2002), who built upon the idea and helped to promote it.
Teaching Earth Dynamics: What's Wrong with Plate Tectonics Theory?
A significant development in the past couple years is that a radial velocity precision of 3 − 10 m s−1 , previously achieved by only a few teams, has now been put to wide-spread use by numerous groups around the globe.
Hot Jupiters: Lands of Plenty
Huber with GLOBES [Globes] and show the sensitivity to CP violation at 3s CL (Dc2=2.9): sensitivity to CP violation is defined, for a given point in theq13-d plane, by being able to exclude d=0 and d=p.
Future neutrino oscillation facilities: physics priorities and open issues
Therefore, ~r = r~er and the velocity of a point on the surface of the globe (when dt = r ˙~er .
Test problems in mechanics and special relativity
But then ~V · ~eϕ = V sin α, because ~eθ and ~eϕ are mutually orthogonal and lay in the same (tangential to the globe) plane together with ~V .
Test problems in mechanics and special relativity
The GLoBES program [136] represents a major improvement: it allows to compare different facilities keeping the same the fitting program, and it makes explicit the description of the performances of the detectors.
Future neutrino oscillation facilities
We strongly recommend that new developments in this field will make use of GLoBES, in view of a more transparent comparison of the different proposals.
Future neutrino oscillation facilities
Having said that, a comparison of the facilities that at present are described in the GLoBES library [174], as far as concerns and leptonic CP violation discovery potential, is shown in Fig. 13.
Future neutrino oscillation facilities
It was argued in our paper that such a situation is impossible. A mirror train needs a mirror globe, but a mirror globe would gravitationally perturb the tra jectory of our globe.
Mirror particles and mirror matter: 50 years of speculation and search
If correct, such results would emphasize the primary role of technological factors, such as performance metrics and equipment constraints, which are fairly universal across the globe.
The Workshop on Internet Topology (WIT) Report
The sensitivity calculations described later in this report were performed using the GLoBES framework .
Report of the US long baseline neutrino experiment study
FIG. 33 The ratio of reactor anti-neutrino events (in the geo-neutrino energy region) to the expected geo-neutrino events all over the globe.
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior
The ratio r of reactor event rate in the geo-neutrino energy window to the geo-neutrino signal S (U + Th) predicted by the reference model is shown in Fig. 33 all over the globe and its inverse s = 1/r in Table XVII for eight locations.
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior
Kamioka (s ≈ 0.14) is clearly one of the worst locations over the globe.
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior
Figure 33 shows the ratio of reactor events (in the geo-neutrino energy region) to the expected geo-neutrino events all over the globe.
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior