globe /ˈglob/ 名詞
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.
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.
A globe of fiery seraphim inclosed. --Milton.
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 algæ.
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.
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. Globing.] To gather or form into a globe.
n 1: the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet on which we live;
"the Earth moves around the sun"; "he sailed around the
world" [syn: Earth, world]
2: an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire" [syn: ball,
3: a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is